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GreenYes Digest Sat, 15 Aug 98 Volume 98 : Issue 161

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recordable CD recycling
Recycling Recordable Compact Discs
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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 14:42:42 -0400
From: Blair Pollock <>
Subject: Position Available

>Date: Wed, 12 Aug 98 09:03:00 EST
>From: "Karen P. Rankin" <>
>To: solid waste list <>
>Subject: Position Available
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>The City of Asheville (once again!) seeks a solid waste professional to
>develop, implement & supervise programs & projects related to municipal
>collection of solid waste, recyclables, bulk waste & yard waste for 25,000
>residential & small business customers. Supervises 40+ employees with a
>$3.3 million budget. Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of progressive
>experience required, master's degree preferred. Applicant must have
>experience in all aspects of solid waste management & extensive personnel
>experience. Salary in low $40 s plus excellent benefits and car allowance.
> Submit resume & cover letter to City of Asheville, Personnel Department,
>P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802 or fax to 828-259-5832. Closing date
>September 1. Drug/Alcohol Testing Required. EOE/AA/ADA
>Karen Rankin
>City of Asheville, NC


Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 17:46:46 -0600 (MDT)
From: Eric S Johnson <>
Subject: recordable CD recycling

Recently, based on info about the thickness of the metal layer in the CDs
(usually gold or a silver alloy, as I understand it), I figured out that
the gold CD-Rs compare very favorably to the concentrations of gold in
economically minable deposits of gold ore. In the med. to long term, I
suspect we'll find it worthwhile to recycle CD-R discs. Perhaps a prepaid
deposit system (similar to that on auto batteries in CA) would fund
programs for CD-R collection and shipment.

I'd be curious to know what process is used to reclaim gold from these
disks, if in fact anyone is reclaiming gold from them. Seems like it
would have to involve dissolving the plastic part of the disk, and so I
wonder about what kinds of toxic solvents might be involved. If anyone
has more info, I'd be grateful to hear about it.

Eric Johnson


Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 09:59:52 -0500
From: SEMREX <>
Subject: Recycling Recordable Compact Discs

Hi John,

Here is a contact from a company that recycles compact discs (I don't
know if recordable cd's would be different):

Bill Westerfield (812)422-9046
Gulf Coast Recycling
813 E. Franklin St.
Evansville, Indiana 47711

Susan Waughtal
856 5th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Tel: 507/252-0740


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