In this age of cloud storage and flash drives, CDs and DVDs are quickly becoming a relic of the past. We don’t encourage their use anymore, and most modern — and increasingly thin — computers don’t even have a drive built in. The jewel cases are made primarily of a polycarbonate plastic, which does not break down quickly in our landfills — not to mention the layers of aluminum that some experts believe may be toxic at certain levels.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of waste discs around, though. Recycling is the responsible way to dispose of them.
As a service to the community, technology services has partnered with CD Recycling Center of America to recycle CDs and DVDs (including cases). Collection bins can be found at the following locations:
- Benedict Computer Lab
- Babcock (outside the Piano Lab)
- Cochran Library (by the main entrance)
- Guion Computer Lab