Ever wonder what to do with all of your old DVD cases when you switch to storing your discs in multi-disc DVD cases or DVD albums? They are not curbside recyclable, but there are still other options to get rid of your old cases without having to throw them in a landfill.
First, a good idea is to see if anyone else can reuse your old DVD cases. A number of places would love to take them off of your hands:
- schools, and
These types of organizations always need replacement DVD cases for their media collections. Some schools have classes where students create videos on DVD and they could use cases to display and protect their projects.
Another place to donate would be Goodwill or another thrift store. They receive donations of discs without cases or with broken cases, and it would be much easier to sell a DVD with a case. They could also just sell the empty cases. Video rental stores or any store that sells used DVDs would also gladly take your used cases as replacements.
Or there are websites like Freecycle where you can post items that you would rather give away than create waste by throwing them in the garbage.
If the cases are broken or they cannot be reused for some reason, there are still other alternatives to throwing them away. You can’t put DVD cases in your curbside recycling bin, but you can check with your local recycling center to see if they will take them. Earth911.com can help you find a local recycling center for certain types of materials.
There are other centers that we found where you can send in your old DVD cases. There is not charge, but they may ask for a small donation to help cover costs:
Plastic Recycling, Inc.
2015 S. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
CD Recycling Center
68H Stiles Road
Salem, NH 03079
There are plenty of options available to reduce waste by having your DVD cases reused or recycled, rather than just throwing them in the garbage. Just another way you can be more environmentally-friendly.