CD/DVD Recycling

Back Thru The Future provides businesses, organization, manufacturers, resellers, and educational facilities:

  • Secure data destruction
  • Computer recycling
  • Onsite hard drive and data media shredding
  • Onsite solid-state storage device shredding
  • CD/DVD recycling
  • Onsite asset inventory validation
  • Data center relocation and closure services
  • Medical device destruction for manufacturers
  • Tape and backup storage device shredding

CD/DVD Recycling and Hard Drive Recycling are services offered by Back Thru The Future Technology Disposal to businesses. CD/DVDs and hard drives are completely shredded in one of our industrial shredders in our secure warehouse, or on your premises.

Shredding CD/DVDs and hard drives not only ensures that all data is non recoverable, but it saves substantial amounts of energy and prevents significant amounts of air and water pollution attributed to the manufacturing of these items from virgin material.

CD/DVD Recycling – How it works:



One: Contact us for a quote. Pricing is based on quantity, so the more accurate you are when telling us your quantities, the more accurate your quote will be. We know you don’t want to count hundreds or thousands of CD/DVDs however, so a rough guess is fine too.

Please remove the CD/DVDs from the jewel cases or plastic cases and discard any paper. There will be an additional charge to separate the CD/DVDs from the cases. 

Two: Once we have a signed quote, you can ship us your CD/DVDs, bring them to us, or arrange for a pickup. If you decide to mail them to us, the US Post Office “Flat Rate” boxes are an excellent choice. Write “CD Recycling” on the outside of your shipping box.

Three: We will shred and recycle your CD/DVDs and send you an invoice. You may request a certificate of destruction.

When requesting your quote, please let us know if you have other devices for destruction or recycling, such as hard drives, tapes, cell phones, computers, or other IT equipment or Audio Visual equipment.

If you have any questions regarding the program please email Shred@BACKTHRUTHEFUTURE.COM



  • A CD/DVD is considered a class 7 recyclable plastic.
  • 150 cubic feet of natural gas, 1 cup of crude oil and 12 gallons of water are required to manufacture 15 CD (1/2 a pound of plastic)
  • It is estimated that AOL alone has distributed more than 2 billion CDs. That is the natural gas equivalent of heating 200,000 homes for 1 year
  • A CD can take 1 million years to decompose in a landfill
  • CDs can be recycled for use in new products. Specialized electronic recycling companies clean, grind, blend, and compound the discs into a high-quality plastic for a variety of uses, including: automotive industry parts, raw materials to make plastics (Discs are ground into a gravel-like substance, which is sold to companies that melt it down and convert it to plastic), office equipment, alarm boxes and panels, street lights, and electrical cable insulation, and even Jewel cases.
  • In 1983, when CDs were introduced in the United States, 800,000 discs were sold. By 1990, this number had grown to close to 1 billion!
  • More than 5.5 million boxes of software go to landfills and incinerators, plus people throw away millions of music CDs each year!
  • Every month approximately 100,000 pounds of CDs become obsolete (outdated, useless, or unwanted)
  • If you only have a small quantity of CD/DVDs to recycle, please click here.

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