Bainbridge Island Public Library accepts donations of CDs, DVDs and audiobooks (no cassette or VHS tapes). They must be in good condition in the original cases.

BuyNothing: Post them on the BuyNothing app. Neighbors love to watch and listen to media.


Disks (CDs and DVDs) may be recycled year-round in the Zero Waste bin, located outdoors at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West. We can also take the cases! To prepare, please separate disks from cases (because they get recycled by different companies) and remove any paper so we volunteers don’t have to. (Recycle the paper in your own recycling.)  If what you have exceeds the capacity of the Zero Waste bin, please set in a bag or box next to the Zero Waste bin and email bizerowaste right away so I can remove it asap.

RE-PC in Seattle lets you drop off CDs and empty audiocassette, DVD, and CD cases for free.

1 Green Planet in Seattle recycles CDs, VHS tapes and cassettes for ten cents per pound.

You may also pay a fee to GreenDisk to order boxes in which to recycle CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, Blu-ray, 3.5” and 5.25” floppy disks, zip and jazz disks, and cases, plus VHS and audio cassette tapes.

American Shredding in Tacoma accepts CDs, DVDs, hard drives and data tapes for recycling and will provide a certificate of secure destruction on request. Current rates (as of 9/25/22) are 55 cents per pound and walk-in customers are welcome.

Last updated 4/12/2023