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I have got zillions of 3 1/4" floppys that are no longer needed. (I swear they multiply when I'm not looking). Can they be recycled with the usual weekly recycle pickup? - after, of course scratching the daylights out of them.
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Throw them in the nearest trashcan.

Or alternatively use them as coasters.
Or build a house of cards with them.
Or throw them at something/somebody.
Or just hang onto them.

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or give it to somebody who need a disk drive.
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OK, thanks. Just making sure that they were ok for the regular weekly plastic recycle pick up.
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There is a group called "freecycle.org", as well as some others with a similar purpose. Consider giving them away instead of trashing them.

I also suspect it is considered hazardous waste since magnetic tape is.
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Yeah i dont think they can be recycled most recycling schemes are pretty specific in what you can recycle if it aint on the list they dont want it.

I would keep them and give them away they are still useful for small bits of data and PC repair.
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