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Expired Credit card / Used Gift Card

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Expired Credit card / Used Gift Card

I have a bunch of expired credit cards and used Giftcards, I wonder if those are recyclable.
Credit card could be more a concern for security reason but giftcards?

It is better to throw in garbage to generate more waste to go to landfill.
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How many do you have that this is even a glimmer of a concern? In either case, they should be shredded and otherwise made unusable/unreadable.

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Easily 50 of them...
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MP3_SKY wrote:
Jun 27th, 2017 10:19 pm
Easily 50 of them...
With a credit card thickness of 1/32 of an inch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_7810), that's less than 2" of plastic material.

A quick google search ("recycle credit cards") turns up links like:
https://livegreen.recyclebank.com/becau ... edit-cards
http://myzerowaste.com/2009/05/can-you- ... edit-card/

Again... I'd just shred them and toss them in the trash.

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Can any of the gift cards be reloaded?
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I use them as prying tool to open electronics and then shred them once they are worn out
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Those PC and Optimum cards r now going to the landfill, rite?
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Well,, every little bit helps, so OP's efforts should be appreciated to say the least. I would have thought they are plastic but now i see the links which say they are not recyclable.
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Unfortunately these days everyone needs a shredder. So get one that can do plastics and staples.
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