Most recycling bins do not accept compact disc jewel cases, but they are often recyclable by dropping them off at local recycling centers or mailing them to national centers that specialize in recycling this item. Local retailers, such as Best Buy, may also provide recycling bins for the disposal of CD jewel cases.
GreenDisk is a recycling company that accepts damaged CD jewel cases, discs and other items. Individuals must ship the damaged items to the company. The Compact Disc Recycling Center of America provides a similar service. Another option for recycling these items is to use them in do-it-yourself crafting projects.
CD jewel cases are made from a plastic material called polystyrene, which is not easily biodegradable.