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Rickles

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#238236 8-Jul-2018 13:17
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How does one dispose of CD's (commercial and home burned) these days … land fill, recycle ..??


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marpada
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  #2051436 8-Jul-2018 13:18
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In Wellington you can take them to the Southern Landfill (https://wellington.govt.nz/services/environment-and-waste/landfill/second-treasures-shop)


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  #2051439 8-Jul-2018 13:35
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These CDs are not suitable for the Second Treasures Shop.

 

Some web sites say they are 90% poly/plastic and can be recycled, others say land fill …. confusing.


 
 
 
 


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  #2051520 8-Jul-2018 15:26
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I put them through our shredder at work it has a slot for cd/dvd's and is fun poking them in there. Well those and anything else I can fit in there to see what happens.





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  #2051643 8-Jul-2018 19:17
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I gave mine (800 odd) to Cash Converters on the proviso they picked them up. To think I used to buy a CD that I might just listen to once every few months? $24,000 worth of CD's dumped? Stupid me. 


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  #2051646 8-Jul-2018 19:27
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I've got a bunch of DVD's and Blu-Rays I popped on Trademe. I sold all of one of them. They've been sitting in my spare room since. I should probably box them up and donate them someplace.


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  #2051651 8-Jul-2018 19:34
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I sold a few (hundred or so) CDs at Slow Boat Records and RPM (both in Wellington). Whatever was left I gave to Salvation Army.





 

 

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  #2051654 8-Jul-2018 19:39
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Disks are ripped to my NAS which is how I organise and listen to them nowadays.

 

As for the disks themselves, I got rid of the cases and (in most cases) the liners/inserts etc to save space. The disks are all in a carton at the back of the garage, in case future need: ie catastrophic NAS failure or needing to have them in a different format. CDs/DVDs take up comparatively little space without the cases and inserts.


 
 
 
 


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  #2051707 8-Jul-2018 20:37
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freitasm:

 

I sold a few (hundred or so) CDs at Slow Boat Records and RPM (both in Wellington). Whatever was left I gave to Salvation Army.

 

 

How much did you get for them?


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  #2051712 8-Jul-2018 20:43
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DaveB:

 

freitasm:

 

I sold a few (hundred or so) CDs at Slow Boat Records and RPM (both in Wellington). Whatever was left I gave to Salvation Army.

 

 

How much did you get for them?

 

 

A small amount - I think around $3 - 5 each or so, depending on demand. 





 

 

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  #2051714 8-Jul-2018 20:50
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freitasm:

 

DaveB:

 

freitasm:

 

I sold a few (hundred or so) CDs at Slow Boat Records and RPM (both in Wellington). Whatever was left I gave to Salvation Army.

 

 

How much did you get for them?

 

 

A small amount - I think around $3 - 5 each or so, depending on demand. 

 

 

Ouch ….. 50 cents, each one. Oh well, a fool and his money ……….etc.


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  #2052424 10-Jul-2018 09:36
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The local Rotary here (in Howick) have an annual sale of books and CDs

 

The CDs are $1 each, and some are in pristine condition, musically and physically

 

I walked away with a boxful of someones carefully cataloged collection,

 

part of a deceased estate. It gives me pause to ponder as I listen to vibrant jazz

 

compositions while the original collector is decomposing ;-)


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  #2052453 10-Jul-2018 09:54
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     >the original collector is decomposing ;-)<

 

Arghhhhhhhhhhhh, that's terrible wink


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  #2052463 10-Jul-2018 10:06
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I use them as drink coasters...or to scare away birds in the vegetable plot.






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  #2052499 10-Jul-2018 10:39
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Rickles:

 

     >the original collector is decomposing ;-)<

 

Arghhhhhhhhhhhh, that's terrible wink

 

 

It gets worse :-)

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bzc4xet5yq9t7sn/decomposing%20composers.mp3?dl=0


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  #2052504 10-Jul-2018 10:54
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If you are just going to chuck them out, I could be interested in any original CDs.. it depends of course on what the content is on them lol

 

(I run a radio station you see.. always on the lookout for tracks I don't have).

 

 

 

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