Most local reef clubs will give away chaeto to other members. Then when there are some extra frags, the guy that got you the chaeto might be first on the giveaway list.
Never toss it in the ditch, toilet or storm sewer. If it's getting thrown out, freeze it overnight and throw the sealed frozen bag into your household trash.
i've always thrown it out behind my trees, it it really that bad to do?
but if any ohio members are close to the 937 area i'd be willing to give away over a half gallon bag for free.
not as long as its not getting into any waterways. People sell this stuff in the for sale forums for approximately $15 for a quart sized bag, and yes, priority is fine. Some of us don't have any local reefer buddies to get it for free so we buy it if we have to. At that price you could make $10 a bag which is cool for you. Just make sure you don't have any pests in it, and sell it, there are always people like me who will buy it.
And yes, watch for pests. We have one local reefer I wouldn't want any from because of what else is in his tanks. I also have a LFS that sells it as $5 a handful, though they usually pack as much as they can in a decent sized bag so it's like five of my hands. I have never seen chaeto so clean and pure in my life.Just make sure you don't have any pests in it, and sell it, there are always people like me who will buy it.