A while back I applied for and received a new credit card. For whatever reason, this card is made of metal, as opposed to the typical plastic cards I have normally received with other accounts in the past. Fast forward to today - I just received a replacement card in the mail, as a security precaution.
Once I activate the new card and verify it is working, I plan to dispose of the old card. With a plastic card I would take a pair of scissors to it before throwing in the trash can, a very old habit of mine. However, I don't think I will be able to cut this one (without creating some sharp shards and/or risking cutting myself, at least). Are there any other measures I can/should take to destroy this card before just tossing it? Or should I not throw it away at all, but do something else with it?
The number is the same as the new one, though the expiration date and CVC have changed, so I am a bit leery of leaving it intact in my garbage can. What precautions are recommended (if any) when getting rid of an old, deactivated credit/debit card for which the account is still active?