Recycling DVDs in Santa Monica?
July 10, 2008 1:20 PM   Subscribe

Where can I recycle DVDs, CDs and other electronic media in Santa Monica, CA?
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth to Technology (4 answers total)
I could be wrong, but I don't think DVDs or CDs are recyclable. Their plastic cases can be recycled, however, in the blue recycle bins. If you need to get rid of a great deal of them, the Santa Monica Recycling center is a good place to go.

If you have electronics waste (computers, appliances, etc) then the UCLA Safe program (PDF Link, electronics on saturday mornings only) is where to go.
posted by sharkfu at 2:22 PM on July 10, 2008

CDs and DVDs are recyclable. DVDs, in fact, often contain elemental gold and silver.

California Recycles in West LA definitely takes discs. I couldn't get in touch with anyone in Santa Monica's city environmental programs division who could tell me if they recycle optical media.
posted by infinitewindow at 3:46 PM on July 10, 2008

That's cool, I didn't know they were recyclable. It looks like California Recycles charges for it: "RECYCLING FEE FOR VCR Tapes, CD's and DVD's!!!......$.50/lb"
posted by sharkfu at 4:22 PM on July 10, 2008

If you want to do them for free, Best Buy now recycles optical media. The intake bins are in the front of the store, although I imagine there's a limit to the amount of media they can take.
posted by infinitewindow at 8:15 PM on July 10, 2008

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