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Maybe I'm crazy paranoid, but I physically destroyed 100 or so CD-ROMs before recycling them. Old backup files, mostly, ya just never know what could be on them (credit card numbers, files from Napster that someone working at my company could have downloaded, etc.). Simpler to destroy and greatly reduce the chance that something useful would be found by a resourceful data thief.

Obsolete or unrepairable CD's and cases can be recycled. Recordable CD-R's have about 20mg of gold that can be recovered, and some processors can actually remove the data layer, and reuse the plastic disc. If you are worried about proprietary data, you can cut them with a pair of heavy duty tin shears, or place them in a microwave oven with a small glass of water (for one disc, 5 seconds on medium does a fantastic job, and creates a spectacular light show)

Since CD's are not very valuable, nobody will pay you for recycling. Send pre-paid by UPS Ground, third-class mail, freight or other surface transportation to NESAR Systems, 420 Ashwood Road, Darlington, PA 16115 (724)827-8172 or Digital Audio Disk Corporation, Attention: Disc Recycling Program, 1800 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804-1788, (812) 462-8323a


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  1. MS2171 70 months ago | reply

    I had no idea - any recycle news is great by me. thanks!!

  2. paul goyette 70 months ago | reply

    seems pretty reasonable to me. i always destroy my discs before discarding them, although i've never gotten rid of sop many in one fell swoop. next time i will recycle... thanks for the tip.

  3. p2wy 70 months ago | reply

    good idea....

  4. BossBob50 - kinda' inactive 70 months ago | reply

    superb image, colors, thoughts and ideas

  5. massimopaolini 6 months ago | reply

    Great image. I used it on my post Rich Snippets Reduction Change. The post will be published on November 01, 2013.

  6. swanksalot 6 months ago | reply

    confused by that - why are you re-uploading my photo?

  7. AlyHarrold 4 months ago | reply

    Great image! I used it on our client’s post Office Recycling During the Holidays. The post will be published on December 11, 2013.

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