Recycling NJ
Bank & Store Card Recycling

Debit and Credit Cards

Everyone these days has a wallet or purse stuffed to the bursting point with debit cards, credit cards, store cards and other plastic cards so what can be done with these cards once they expire and are no longer needed.

Debit/Credit cards are all made from poly vinyl chloride (PVC) plastic which is plastic type number 3 for plastic recycling. This type of plastic is not collected in your household curbside recycling collection so an alternative means of recycling old bank cards needs to be found.

Fortunately the American entrepreneurial spirit has once again found a solution. You can mail your unwanted cards to Earthworks, a small company that specializes in the recycling of debit, credit and store cards into new sheets of PVC plastic. These sheets are then sold to banks, credit card companies and retail stores to be used to make new debit and credit cards.

To protect against identity theft please remember to cut up your old cards to that they cannot be used and seal the box or envelope thoroughly before mailing it.

Once your collection box/envelope is full of old PVC cards mail it to Earthworks at

Earthworks c/o Halprin Ltd, 25840 Miles Road, Bedford, Ohio 44146