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Old 09-02-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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I have a container without about 40 cd cases from 10-15 years ago, half of those cd cases don't even cd's in them. I'm getting rid of the whole thing, just wondering are they recyclable? Aren't they some type of plastic?

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Old 09-02-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Repurpose them in to something useful!


DIY Crafts: 20 Ways to Recycle CD Cases! - Crafting a Green World


Just google it and you will find TONS of ideas!!!
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I assume they can be recycled, put them in the recycling bin, let the recycler sort it out.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:57 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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If you belong to Nextdoor, offer them to your neighbors, or, alternatively, take them to Goodwill. Plenty of people want CD cases. My MIL uses them for storage of rubber stamps (the rubber part only, not the base).
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:34 AM
 
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If you belong to Nextdoor, offer them to your neighbors, or, alternatively, take them to Goodwill. Plenty of people want CD cases. My MIL uses them for storage of rubber stamps (the rubber part only, not the base).
Thanks, but the GOODWILL in my area resells items...its a donation store..I doubt that they want to resell cd cases.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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You'd be amazed at what people will buy from Goodwill. They will definitely take CD cases in good condition. Our local computer store sells new empty CD cases, believe it or not.
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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They are indeed recyclable and they have the highest return by weight. Beverage plastics is only cents per pound. CD case plastic is in the dollars per pound.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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CD disc is made from Polycarbonate. Very Expensive, very good for recycle (but generic / bottle recyclers often discard it as #7 / other.

'Jewel Case' / clamshell is usually Polystyrene #6. Is Recyclable, but polystyrene resin >PS< Similar >HIPS< (High impact) is only 1/5th the price of Polycarb. >PC<

Many large appliances and electronics are >PS< (TV enclosures)

>PC< is used for small parts, with high strength, tight dimensions, and high heat requirements.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I have a container without about 40 cd cases from 10-15 years ago, half of those cd cases don't even cd's in them. I'm getting rid of the whole thing, just wondering are they recyclable? Aren't they some type of plastic?

Give them to Goodwill, or some other second-hand store. There are plenty of people out there who could use cheap or virtually free C-D cases.
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