Free CD and DVD Recycling and Free Hard Drive Recycling are services offered by Back Thru The Future Technology Disposal to consumers with a desire to improve their environmental footprint. CDs and hard drives are made of high value recyclable material - polycarbonate plastic and aluminum respectively. The recycling of CDs and hard drives saves substantial amounts of energy and prevents significant amounts of both air and water pollution attributed to the manufacturing of these items from virgin material.
You pay the cost of shipping. Select a suitable package. The US Post Office "Flat Rate" boxes are an excellent choice. Write "Free CD Recycling" on the outside of your shipping box.
Please remove the CDs from jewel cases and discard any paper.
We will accept jewel cases for recycling only if they are empty.
Back Thru The Future Computer Recycling
1 Park Drive, Suite 9 Franklin, New Jersey 07416
CD/DVD Recycling Facts
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Every month approximately 100,000 pounds of CDs become obsolete (outdated, useless, or unwanted)
Back Thru The Future
BTTF Mission Statement
“ We protect our clients from environmental and data security liabilities with a secure and auditable electronic equipment and media destruction/recycling service. ”
Protecting data is one of the largest budgetary expense items of any organization's IT department. 99% of this budget is spent protecting online data. With hard drive capacity reaching 3 terabytes (3 trillion bytes of data) the loss of a single hard drive could be catastrophic to an organization.