City of Madison To Recycling CD's, DVD's, and Jewel Cases

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:53am

The City of Madison will begin accepting CD's, DVD's, computer disks, and jewel cases for recycling. These items will be accepted at the drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore AV as part of the electronics recycling program. There will be no fee for the service.

"Many Madison residents have CD's and DVD's they want to recycle and now they can," said Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann. "These disks have become a common media for storing and copying data from computers and electronic files so there are a lot of them out there that had been going to the landfill."

The disks and the jewel boxes that are used to store them will be recycled by the City's new electronics processor Universal Recycling Technologies of Janesville. They program cannot accept VHS tapes, cassettes, or similar items. Only the hard plastic disks and their cases can be recycled.

The City of Madison drop off sites are open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday the sites are open until 8 p.m. The drop off sites at Badger Rd and Sycamore accept a wide variety of items for recycling that are not collected curbside including electronics and computers, cooking oil, Styrofoam, rigid plastics, vehicle batteries, scrap wood, and drywall. The site at 402 South Point Rd. only accepts yard waste.

The drop off sites are for the use of City of Madison residents, businesses or property owners ONLY. Information on the drop off sites is available at

  • George Dreckmann, 267-2626