I HEART Recycling

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*we are temporarily putting our recycling program on hold and directing our funding to Haitian Relief Efforts.

I HEART wants your CDs and DVDs! We will provide you with a recycling bin and a pick-up service for Los Angeles based businesses at NO CHARGE. Email us to become part of this program.


According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CDs and DVDs are manufactured by combining various mined metals (aluminum, gold, silver, and nickel) with petroleum-derived plastics, lacquers, and dyes. Each year, billions of CDs and DVDs are manufactured and millions end up in landfills where they degrade, polluting groundwater.

As for jewel cases, most are made from of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), an inexpensive petrochemical-based plastic that is difficult to recycle at most recycling centers but there are a handful of companies that recycle them into high-quality plastics used in auto parts, office equipment, alarm panels, street lights, electrical cable insulation, new jewel cases, and more.

Recycling these discs and cases properly*, will stop unnecessary pollution, conserve natural resources, and help slow global warming.

*It is estimated that it will take over 1 million years for a CD to completely decompose in a landfill
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recycling bins available (as pictured above) in various sizes to suit your businesses particular needs