Separate your CDs and DVDs from their cases. CD and DVD cases can go into your recycle bin, but CDs, DVDs and VCR tapes cannot.The discs do not actually break down at all (ever) and contain hazardous polycarbonates, polypropylene and aluminium, silver or gold. You can take your old CDs, DVDs and Blue Rays to your local op shop where they will have a second life.The best way to manage CD and DVD recycling is to not buy them in the first place. There really are very few reasons left to own them. Download movies and songs, rent DVDs if you can’t download.