A number of companies in Australia offer recycling services or repair services for CDs and DVDs. To repair CDs or DVDs, the underside of the disc is polished to remove small scratches and marks that can cause discs not to play.
During the recycling process, the metallic coating is removed and the plastic is granulated then recycled. Plastic CD and DVD cases are recycled along with other plastics of the same type. Any paper inserts are given to paper recyclers for processing. The recovered plastics and metals are used in Australia for manufacturing a wide variety of plastic products and metal parts.