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Optical drives and portable hard drives

How to recycle optical drives and portable hard drives

Take optical drives and portable hard drives to an electronics recycling drop-off. Acceptable items include:

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

Special instructions

  • If you take electronics to a landfill and bring other garbage in your load, landfill charges will apply.
  • Some restrictions apply. For full details, see Electronics Recycling program.
  • Do NOT put electronics in your blue cart as these items can damage equipment at the recycling facility.

Electronics recycling depots listed below:

External hard drive