CDs & DVDs Put in Garbage Cart/Bin If your items are in good condition, consider donating them. The San José Public Library accepts the following gently used items for donations: audio books, videos (DVDs & Blu-Rays) and CDs. Electronic media must not contain recorded content or home movies. The library does not accept VHS. Don't Dump in the Trash Avoid throwing away CDs and DVDs because they contain hazardous metals that can leach into the soil. Ways to Reuse Upcycle into Decorations Consider up-cycling CDs into a home or holiday decoration, such as an ornament. Find more DIY ideas.