by Gerdd - 7/14/13 6:50 AM
In Reply to: unwanted Cd's by pomojoe
Oh, you live in one of those places where the cloud cover isn't permanent ... lucky you ...
But hasn't anyone from the NSA come around at night picking your CDs from the berry bushes? Just kidding - it is quite the scream at the moment in countries where they still remember the Gestapo, the Stasi or the KGB.
But I digress - having a bit of a workshop and a bunch of great power tools - and from time to time a large amount of disks to dispose of, I take a handful at a time, clamp them together and use an angle grinder on the pack to cut a wedge out that gets close to the center holes and thus destroys the TOC as well as all data tracks. If anyone wants to glue that back together I should expect the grinder would have pulverized enough along its path that they wouldn't have enough to go by. Also, throw the wedge out a week after the rest of the disks and it will be hard to put the matching pieces together. If you don't have an angle grinder one of those circular saw attachments for your drill might also work quite well - just cutting out round pieces instead of pizza slice shaped ones ...
If you need to do this on a bigger scale I suggest you get a long threaded steel rod as well as a couple of matching nuts and washers, put all your disks on there, tighten the nuts and grind away at the whole back in one go.
Then, instead of throwing the leftovers in the trash you can still donate the material to a charity for recycling if there is such a thing.
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