Recycling for Charity: video tapes and boxes

This page lists charities and other organisations collecting old VHS video tapes and related items like plastic boxes.

If any details are incorrect or you know of any other groups collecting them, please leave a comment below and I’ll update the listings.

Who wants it Why Country Contact details
No one at the moment, boo.


283 Responses to “Recycling for Charity: video tapes and boxes”

  1. Heather says:


    I’ll be in Milton Keynes next Thursday and have about 20 childrens vhs including Lion King, Lion King 2, Jungle Book, Mulan, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. If you can be at the central train station around 10am on Thursday December the 18th I can bring them. Message me back with your email address if you’re interested.


    • Misha Bakker says:

      Dear Heather,

      It looks like the system doesn’t let me submit my reply if I include my email so I’m sorry I missed the date. But if you are ever in Milton Keynes again, text me your email so we can arrange this. I’d definitely love to get those videotapes. My number is 07985296744. Thanks. Misha.

    • Anonymous says:

      I want these😩

  2. Myrna Loy says:

    I have a box of treasured video tapes that I have to get rid of because I am downsizing. Short of anyone collecting them I will leave them with a charity

    • Anonymous says:

      The heart foundation told me to put them in bin outside as there bin was full. They were all good used once it really annoyed me.

  3. David says:

    Anyone out there want a box of videos – good cross section but mainly childrens Free to be collected or meet up Sheffield area 07725535006

  4. Maureen Woods says:

    I have a cross section of video tapes l need to find a home for.
    I live in the Surrey area. Hope someone is interested. Hate to think they have to go to landfill.

  5. Lynn says:


    I have old disney and other VHS’s before I throw are there any charities that could find a use for them
    Many thanks

    • Misha Bakker says:

      Hi Lynn,
      Where about are you in the UK? I need those for my daughter for her playroom. I’m in Milton Keynes. Trying to desperately get some used Disney or cartoon videotapes. Misha

  6. Debbie says:

    I have various videos from children’s to Films if anyone is interested.
    In need of a good home.

    • Misha Bakker says:

      Hi Debbie, if you are anywhere close to Milton Keynes then I am interested. Misha

      • Lynsey Tash says:

        Are you still looking Misha? I have about 100 Disney videos to give to you. Near Junction 4 of M1 in Stanmore. Please take them as I want them to go to a good home

  7. Carol Brown says:

    Can you get to Chipping Norton as I have video tapes left over from my grandchildren and they need a good home

    • Misha Bakker says:

      Hi Carol,
      That’s fantastic. Yes, I can get to Chipping Norton, my husband can, he is driving that way towards his office. He will be going past there this Thursday and can collect them either in the morning or in the evening. Please let me know your address. You can text me on 07985296744
      Thanks so much. Misha.

      • Ray S says:

        Misha Bakker, are you still interested in videos, I have a selection and I have friends in Milton Keynes – so you could collect reasonably locally?!

  8. Elma says:

    I have several VHS tapes to offer to anyone in Renfrewshire or area. Several Children’s, Titanic, and Eric Clapton. Text me on 07811 460639

  9. Pete says:

    I’ve got a box of old Manchester United vids. Some of the 1999 games
    And cantona vids.
    If anyone wants them then message me I’m in high wycombe widmer end area.

  10. D W says:

    Free to anyone who can collect : 30 + children’s boxed VHS Disney films LionKing, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Bambi, Pinocchio, Bugs Life, Tarzan, Toy Story, Fantasia, Snow White etc etc also pre-school Noddy, Thomas the Tank Engine etc

    Durham City

    Just email me to arrange collection.

  11. Jill says:

    Is there anyone in the East Herts area who would like my collection of approximately 47 videos – mainly films, TV series (ie Jane Austen, I Claudius) some children’s films ?
    I am willing to deliver them.


  12. Lynsey Tash says:

    I have about 100 Disney vhs tapes available for collection very close to Junction 4 of the M1. Would anyone be interested in taking these? I don’t want them to go to landfill!


    • Kaz says:

      I was looking for a way to avoid tapes going to landfill and have just come across Environmental Media Solutions Limited, Kingswood, Bristol (don’t know if there are other places in the country too) who recycle VHS tapes.

  13. Mel Sharpe says:

    Got a bag of pre-recorded videos mostly childrens if anyone would like them I live in Stamford Lincs

  14. Graham Davies says:

    I have a box of assorted VHS Videos, mostly childrens, including Disney and other family films. I live at HP10 0BT and will deliver within 5 miles can be available for them to be collected.


  15. Maureen W says:

    Over 20 videos to give away can deliver Medway area.

  16. Jill says:

    I have disposed of my videos so my message may be removed.

  17. Joan M says:

    I am looking for a home for many, many old movie classics. Really, good ones. Is there an organization or charity that can use them.

  18. Jetta McQuisten says:

    I have approx. 30 Disney VHS tapes that need to go to a good home. I live In Bristol but can arrange collection in the Salisbury area (Fordingbridge) as well.

    Some chap from South Africa asked if I would send them over for a childrens charity if anyone else has videos spare and willing to pay postage.

    Many Thanks


  19. Richard Rodd says:

    I have 50+ VHS tapes including many classic Disney.

    I am accessible from London (SE), Bristol, or Northampton.

    Any takers?


    Txt please to 07833 454 400

  20. Shelagh Day says:

    I have over 30 video tapes to pass on. Mostly U films, Disney, some 12 & 15s. Near Dorset/Somerset border.

    Please text 07944 414394 if you’d like them

  21. Marie says:

    Hi everyone i have over a hundred videos if anybody interested but will have to collect from leicester

  22. Marie says:

    Forgot to say they are all kids videos lots of them are disney seems a shame just to throw them away

  23. Sylvia says:

    As previously mentioned by somebody else, there is a firm in Bristol (Longwell Green to be precise) who will accept unlimited amounts of videos, DVDs, CDs, floppy disks etc etc from householders free of charge to recycle. They are called Environmental Media Solutions. You can drop stuff off there (like I did), or you can send it to them, but that costs money of course. But they are the only place I know who will recycle videos etc and don’t charge individuals for disposal, thus sparing it from going in landfill. Their address is Unit 6, A&B Old Coachworks, Kingsfield Lane, Longwell Green, Bristol BS30 6DL

  24. Mr T Campbell says:

    I have about 50 kids/children’s video’s many of them Disney/Princess movies. Need to get rid of them as no room anymore, but want them to be re-used/re-watched by others. Anyone in the Renfrewshire area interested.? I do not drive but have them boxed up now if anyone wishes to collect them. If interested please text me 07545 981898.

  25. Elaine Turner says:

    As with everyone else I have a large box of childrens videos from Thomas and the Magic Railroad to 101 Dalmations (the original one!), Wind in the Willows to Peter Pan. Anyone in the North Yorkshire area interested please email me or text on 07731 936122.

  26. Jill Leech says:

    Around 30+ Disney videos needing a new home. Still in good condition. Would rather they go to a new home then to the dump (can’t find a charity shop that will take videos).

    I live in Wrotham (junction 2 M20).

    Text if interested 07411 300499

  27. Grace says:

    Hi, I have LOADS of Star Trek videos (all in very good condition, watched only once) and have no idea what to do with them! Please let me know if you would like them (Star Trek Original, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager).

    Please text if interested 07751-309-779.

  28. Peter Kemp - Chartered EHO says:

    An update, as from a few days ago EMS in Bristol have stopped accepting domestic VHS cassette tapes for recycling citing a fall in the prices of plastics and oil. I rang them last week to advise that I would be delivering about 200 unwanted VHS tapes to them on my way down to South Wales and was told then that the service would be closing in about four weeks time.

    I must have scared them off as it was withdrawn I think immediately after I made my call, so sorry for that. I think that means that there is now absolutely nowhere certainly in England that will accept VHS tapes for recycling. I’ve stored mine for a couple of years until I knew I would be travelling close to Bristol but very regrettably it looks as if they will have to go to landfill, which as a health professional is the very last thing I wanted to do but there are no other options at this time

  29. Sharon says:

    I’ve got over 50 VHS videos, which includes many classic movies, horror films and Disney films. I’m looking to get rid of them. I’m based in London. I’m doing a massive clearance, and if nobody seems interested in them. I might just need to thrown them all away. Hopefully someone is.

  30. Fran Bennett says:

    I have a collection of movies on VHS in Brighton Uk for colleciton this week a whole bag..anyone not yet downloading and still using a recorder is welcome to collect..broad selection can send photos of all.

  31. Glenys says:

    We have about 70 videos including children’s films. We live in Cardiff but would consider delivering them in the area.

  32. Simon says:

    Clearing out a collection of movies on VHS tapes in NW London (Dollis Hill) Anyone is welcome to come and take them all away. Please reply asap.

  33. tracey says:

    I have over 60 assorted videos music ,films also video player,in Southend area free to collecter,please reply.

  34. Joseph says:

    Looking to sell a large amount of VHS tapes to anyone who is interested

  35. Yvonne Armstrong says:

    Got about 100 Videos, all on Fly and Game fishing. Free to a anyone or club etc. Shame to have to go to landfill. Live in Truro, Cornwall.

  36. Maryanne says:

    Glasgow Area – I have a box of variety Video Tapes films and Disney Cartoons anyone interested can have them.

  37. Marion says:

    FREE Box of mixed videos – collect by arrangement from with Wellesbourne , Amersham or Birmingham Business Park – Black Beauty, Zorro, Old Bears Chair, Box set Trilogy Star Wars x 2, Stuart Little, Animals Farthing Wood, 101 Dalmatians, Ice Age, Disneys Three Musketeers, Scooby Doo x 2, The Aristocats, Camberwick Green, Lion King 1 and II, Pinocchio Special Edition, The Magic Pudding, Lady and the Tramp II, Wind in the Willows, The Mask, Home Alone II, Peter Pan, Jerry Maguire, Looney Tunes Bumper Edition, Babe, Space Jam, Teletubbies, Bugs Life, Thunderbirds, The Full Monty, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Ken Hom’s Cookery Course, Power Rangers x 2, Spy Kids2, Yu-Gi-Oh (The Scars of Defeat), Digimon

  38. zoe gajadar says:

    i have about 30 VHS video tapes available – hits of the 80′s. Up for grabs, to collect ASAP from balham london

  39. Ann Ennis says:

    Selection of videos available in the Newmarket area – childrens’, classic films, adventure films, plus entire series of Upstairs Downstairs (original version). Happy to specify more titles if anyone is interested.

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  41. George Blundell-Pound says:

    Usual videos Disney, adventure films James Bond etc about 80 in all. Happy to deliver within 15 miles of Dorking Surrey outside of that please collect! A text to 07885 745612 if you are interested. Like everyone else the dreaded landfill appears where they will go this Friday 2 Aug 15.

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