Credit Cards and Gift Cards

Put in Garbage/Landfill

Credit cards and gift cards cannot be recycled or composted.

Cut Up Credit Cards Before Disposing

Before tossing a credit card in the garbage, prevent fraud by using scissors to cut up your card (including through the chip). You can also demagnetize the strip by running a magnet over it.

Send Back Metal Cards

Metal credit cards should be returned to the issuer. Call the company’s number to find out where to send your metal credit card.

Ways to Reduce

Choose eGift Cards

Gift cards can be given electronically (by text or email) instead of physically. The next time you’re giving someone a gift card, consider a virtual version instead.