Green Disk: Recycling Your Techno Trash

Day 245 – Today, you can stream pretty much anything. Music, movies, TV shows, video games and anything else you can think of, are ready to go without the need for disks or tapes. So, what can we do with all that stuff that once lined the shelves of your media cabinet? There are some places that will take your old movies and CDs as a donation. There are even places that might even pay you. However, don’t expect to get rich from your collection. The need and want for these items is rapidly decreasing. As for your burned CDs or VHS tapes, no one wants those and throwing them out should not be an option.

Green Disk offers recycling services for your techno trash. Just a few of the items that Green Disk will accept, includes:

  1. CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and cases
  2. DVDs and cases
  3. Blu-ray and cases
  4. 3.5″ and 5.25″ floppy disks
  5. Zip and Jazz disks
  6. VHS
  7. Audio cassette tapes
  8. DAT, DLT, Beta and Digibeta

To see the complete list of accepted items, click HERE.

Green Disk offers a variety of ways to recycle your techno trash through numerous container options. Choose the size that fits your needs.

As technology advances and we find ourselves with items that we no longer need, it is our responsibility to try to find ways to dispose of items in an environmentally friendly way. At times there is a cost, but the cost to the planet is far greater if we don’t take proper action.

Tomorrow, old oyster shells being put to good use.

Update: DVDs to the Troops

Updated on November 2, 2021 – DVDs to the Troops is no longer active. They have suspended their operations.

Day 87 – This past Wednesday, I got myself to the post office and mailed off the DVDs that I collected for the troops in February. I collected 154 DVDs, with the majority of them coming from my very generous friend, Renee. Thank You Renee! This donation will make a very entertaining movie library for a military base, entertaining soldiers overseas. 

I wasn’t sure how expensive this project would be, not knowing the cost of shipping.  Thankfully, the United States Postal Service offers a very reasonable media shipping fee for military addresses. My three boxes only cost $30, total. The only extra paperwork I needed to fill out at the post office was a customs form. The only information I needed to fill out were my address, the address of the person I was sending the DVDs and the contents in the boxes. It was a very simple process.

So, if you have DVDs that you are looking to part with, consider sending them to the troops. You can contact DVDs to the Troops at to find out where you can send your DVDs. 

Tomorrow, getting creative with trash.