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How to recycle optical drives and portable hard drives

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Recycle it - City landfill Throw 'n' Go areas

Optical drives and portable hard drives can be brought any City landfill Throw 'n' Go area free of charge*. Acceptable items include:

  • External hard drives, flash drives, memory sticks and USB drives (thumb drives)
  • Optical drives including CD-ROM drives and DVD-ROM drives

Do NOT put electronics in your blue cart as these items can damage the equipment at the recycling facility.

*Note: charges will apply at the Throw 'n' Go if you bring garbage or other items with a disposal fee.

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