CDs & DVDs

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CDs and DVDs, along with many other items, are accepted for donation by Friends of the Public Library at any City or County library. Accepted items include:

  • Original DVDs, VHS tapes and music CDs (no copies)
  • Books on CD or cassette
  • Hard cover and soft cover books

All donations must be in good condition.

NOT ACCEPTED: No catalogues, magazines, or newspapers. No vinyl records.  NO textbooks, encyclopedias, outdated computer manuals or travel guides.

Goodwill Central Coast Bookstore also accepts donated CDs, DVDs, VHS and books.

815 Soquel Ave | Monday – Sunday 11am – 7:30pm

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.

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Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will take back computer accessories and other home electronics for free, including CDs and DVDs. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find a location here.

Ways to Reuse

Upcycle into Decorations

Consider up-cycling CDs into a home or holiday decoration, such as an ornament. Find more DIY ideas.