Your Old CDs: Recycle This

The CDs we accumulated all through the 90s are now gathering dust in the basement. We loved reading the lyrics while listening on our bulky old Walkmans, but with the advent of the MP3 player, the era of the CD has passed. Bands like Spice Girls and New Kids on the Block have returned (much to our surprise) but what to do with albums from one-hit wonders and lesser-known boy bands? The CD Recycling Center of America has come to the rescue.

Transfer your favorite CDs onto your computer before you send them in — if you ever had a hankering for Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn”, you want to be able to hear it. The CD Recycling Center requires that you separate the CD, the booklet and the case into separate piles, and then send them along to the address listed on the website. It doesn’t matter if you’re sending 5 or 500 — they’ll accept anything you’ve got. They also accept Blu Ray and DVD discs.

Looking to do more? You can print out flyers available on their website and promote the good cause, or volunteer your residence as a collection center of CDs. If you want your CDs and DVDs to be enjoyed by others, consider using Swaptree.com.

What do you think — ready to part with your CD collection?

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