Accepted items: 8-track tapes, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, floppy disks, external hard drives, memory sticks, cassette tapes
Not accepted: Computers, record players, 8-track players, cassette players, TVs, CD players, DVD players, VCRs

 

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Collect with small Zero Waste Bags

Recycle media storage by using our small Zero Waste Bag. Make sure to check off the “Media storage” checkbox on the front of the Zero Waste Bag. When the Zero Waste Bag is full, seal it, then scan the QR code or log in to your account to schedule a pickup. Place the Zero Waste Bag in your collection bin or at your doorstep, and we’ll pick it up at the scheduled time.

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How we recycle

When we receive your Zero Waste Bag, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.

When we receive your Zero Waste Bag, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.

All materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are smelted and plastics are cleaned, sorted, and blended with other plastics as necessary.

All materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are smelted and plastics are cleaned, sorted, and blended with other plastics as necessary.

After processing, the raw materials are used to make new products, including <a href="/pages/community">items that will benefit your local community</a>.

After processing, the raw materials are used to make new products, including items that will benefit your local community.

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Each Zero Waste Bag is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.

The consolidated materials are then manually sorted into categories based on predominant material makeup and secondary stage mechanical processing requirements. Items containing electrical components are manually disassembled to separate materials by predominant composition. 

All materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are then removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. Rigid plastics are then sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. Clean, sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products.

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