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|Written by Miss Smartypants|
|Sunday, 17 May 2009 19:00|
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Dear Miss Smartypants,
Sometimes large files that can't be transferred over email are saved on discs and mailed to my office. But once those files are saved in the system, I don't really need the discs any more. I've got a pile on my desk right now and drawer full behind me. What can I do with them?
Make a Mobile?
Dear Your Poor Baby,
Rumour has it that Best Buy will recycle these things for you in Canada and the US, but the Recycling link just takes you back to the homepage (I reported the problem. No response as of yet). You should always check with your municipality first, as it may already have a program in place for objects you don't know how to dispose. You can ship them off to the CD Recycling Program of America or CD Recycling for Free. I'd recommend those over and above crafty projects if you have so many discs. You should also speak to your IT crowd about increasing your mailbox size to avoid so much waste and to those sending the discs about using rewriteable discs or a file transfer program like YouSendIt. If you work on Parliament Hill, turns out you have a program in place!