CDs & DVDs Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains E-Waste Free Pickup: Schedule a free Recycle More pickup today! Are your items still in usable condition? Donate them! Visit our Donation Locations page for more information. Don't Dump in the Trash Avoid throwing away CDs and DVDs because they contain hazardous metals that can leach into the soil. Alternative Ways to Recycle CD Recycling Center Recycle unwanted or damaged discs by dropping them off at a CD recycling center. Search for a CD recycling center nearest you. Mail in to GreenDisk GreenDisk is a company that provides secured and audited disposal of personal property stored on digital media. They offer multiple options for disposing of your CDs and DVDs. Find out more. Ways to Reuse Upcycle into Decorations Consider up-cycling CDs into a home or holiday decoration, such as an ornament. Find more DIY ideas.