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.


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

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Sara,

    I am interested in collecting these, how many do you have and where are you?

    Kind Regards,

  2. Fred says:

    I’m about to throw out the complete series of Blake 7 and the Godfather four tape set if anyone is interested. In Wiltshire.

  3. Sara says:

    Hi, David. I’ve 1 large and 2 smaller black sacks full of them. 😀

    • jeanette fortune says:

      Sorry, didn’t see where to leave name – on a kindle! Am trying to get Delia Smiths Christmas for my daughter.

  4. Denise Glover says:

    Hi! I had left my email before. I have gotten responses for this, but, I did not realize that the responses would all be from the UK. I am in the United States, so if you are from the UK, I cannot receive any tapes from you, the shipping would be too expensive. Thank you.

  5. Maria Brennan says:

    I got two box full dave if you interested.

  6. Annie macpherson says:

    I have dozens of VHS videos – mainly kids and Disney films that I want to get rid of if you are interested. There are so many great films and I can’t bear to just throw them away. I am in Hampton middx. Regards, annie

  7. Brian Brown says:

    I have 40 assorted children’s, adult and family video tapes to get rid of. I can deliver in Polesworth/Atherstone area in North Warwickshire.

  8. Linda Abela says:

    I have the complete set of friends on video with 3 of them being DVDs.

    Any interest?

  9. Caroline Saunders-Griffiths says:

    I have 2 black bags full of various video films!
    Any interest?

  10. sue says:

    Does anyone know anywhere where you can give away video boxsets MORSE, Kavanah QC, ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES, AUF VIEDERSEN PET, POIROT etc

  11. Rebekah prince says:

    I’ve got a load of genuine Disney videos. Any interest contact me on

  12. Mathew Kempin says:

    We’ve got 2 boxes of vhs in Leicestershire that we are looking to get rid off. My email address is

  13. Lee says:

    I have about 50-60 old video cassettes i am looking to recycle if anyone wants them to collect. I live in Cardiff, Wales. Alternatively i will try to take them to a recycling depot, however the nearest one i can find is Bristol…

  14. jude says:

    I have a quantity of VHS videos I had hoped to give to a charity shop but local Oxfam bookshop isn’t interested.
    I am in Berkshire but regularly in Bucks and Oxon.
    Any ideas?

  15. Fev says:

    I have a carrier bag full of VHS tapes, largely blanks if anyone wants them. I’m in London

  16. Janet says:

    I’ve got some videos that I would like to give away, such as American Pie, Harry Enfield, Fantasia, some German and French ones, and some episodes of The Prisoner (not in a box). I am in South London, near Croydon.


  17. Solin says:

    I have over a hundred videos mixed adult and children’s movies l would like to recycle or something, l am in wembley if someone can collect them.

  18. Paulette says:

    I have a lot of Videos films like Sleepers, Rich man, poor man box 1, a few music videos, films i had taped off the TV etc. But there are a lot of other films. Could anyone collect i live in Kennington?

  19. Michelle says:


    I have quite a number of old videos films, workout ones too. I’ve been trying to sell.them on Ebay but no luck. Does anyone know where I can either get rid of them. There maybe possiblly more too.

    Loft clearance to be gone asap.

  20. Patti says:

    Like everyone else I have nearly a hundred assorted videos,mainly films such as Matrix.
    I live in Walsall, West Midlands.

  21. KERRY says:

    I have four boxes of VHS videos, including many Disney films if anyone wants to collect. I hate to just throw them away. I am in Herne Bay, nr Canterbury in Kent.

  22. Lynette Duxbury says:

    Our local off am bookshop takes them along with magazines,DVDs,CDs and vinyl records.

  23. Lynette Duxbury says:

    Sorry should read Oxfam …predictive text bah !!

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi whereabouts is the Oxfam shop that takes your videos etc? Our local Oxfam shops do not take them nor do Cancer Research in Shirley/ Solihull area.

      I have a numerous collection of children’s, teenager and adult videos.
      Seems such a shame to throw them away, surely someone would like them?

      Kind Regards

      Sian Stephens

  24. Jane Andrews says:

    Have 60-70 assorted videos, many unwatched (Brideshead Revisited boxset; lots of Shakespeare; 4 vol boxed set Monty Python; etc) plus 30-40 children’s videos (original Disney, children’s TV, etc). I would like them to go to a good home – used to be able to recycle them so they went to poorer countries to be watched there, but nowhere seems to do that any more. If anyone knows where I could take them, or would like any of these, please email me on
    PS I’m based in Bucks

  25. Sian Stephens says:

    Numerous videos, good condition children’s and Disney films U’s, 12′s, 15′s, PG’s and 18′s available.

    Any ideas where they can be recycled or given to?

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Kind Regards

    Sian Stephens

  26. John Winfield says:

    It’s been painful, but we’ve finally accepted that nobody wants 99% of the motley VHS collection that fills the living room cupboard. We have a local general recycling site but I was reading somewhere that only cassette boxes can be recycled as plastic; the amount of chemicals on the tape mean that they end up in landfill.
    In hunting around for an alternative solution I came across the firm EMS near Bristol. You pay the postage costs, or drop off on the way to the West Country, but at least they recycle the things properly. Might be worth a try? (Apologies if the firm has already been mentioned on the forum).

    John, Nottinghamshire

  27. sally McCormack says:

    I have old videos and would like them to be recyled, but not sure they can be. Anyone out there want them? contact Thanks

  28. Kate Doubleday says:

    Have two videos for which I’m sure there must be interest. They are the BBC’s Martin Chuzzlewit and ITV’s Edward and Mrs Simpson, both boxed sets and in excellent condition. Am I right to assume there are people out there who would be interested? Have tried Freecycle without success.

  29. Stephen says:

    I’ve been selling on and there’s VHS forums on Facebook – I sold a job lot to a firm in chester.

  30. Kate says:

    Re the Martin Chuzzlewit and Edward and Mrs Simpson videos, please email me on if interested.

    Many thanks!

  31. Rhonda says:

    Have some VHS video tapes including 2 Starwars sets, Red Dwarf boxed set, some Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings as well as some sundry films. Just seems heartless to throw them as most;y gifts from family. If any one can still use them would be happy to send them on.

  32. Stellie says:

    Hi, I’ve got a TV and video player built in by Phillips screen size 20″ and lots of videos ranging from carry on films to planet of the apes box set All you need is a digi box to view the TV channels.

  33. Jenny says:

    I have almost complete collections of Sharpe videos and Inspector Morse. These have only been played once or twice. Commercially recorded and in their original cases. Berkhamsted, Herts. Free to a good home.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Hello, I have 22 tapes I am looking to recycle 21 is the collection of cathrine cooksons, and the other is jane Austin if anyone is interested let me know as I don’t want to bin them, thanks Sarah

  35. Cazza says:

    I have just had a clearout and have got 2 black bags full of pre-order video tapes if someone is interested please e-mail me with a convenient time to collect them.
    I live in the West Midlands area.
    I await your reply.

  36. Cazza says:

    Oops …. predictive text at it again… “pre-order” should read “pre-recorded”
    Sorry guys.

  37. Susan says:

    Is anyone interested in video tapes of the original Star Trek and New Generation Star Trek located in Surrey?

  38. Misha says:

    Does anyone have old Disney videotapes for my daughter’s playroom?
    I’m in Milton Keynes. Thanks

  39. Mrs S kerr says:

    I have 3 of Disney’s SingAlong Songs – ‘Friend like me’, ‘The Bare Necessities’ and ‘Heigh Ho’.
    Any good?

  40. Amanda says:


    I have 50+ video VHS good condition children’s and Disney films.
    Is any body interested?

    I am base in Bournmouth.

  41. Grace says:

    When the weather is settled, maybe tomorrow, I shall put my videos out in a box by the gate with ‘Free to good Home’ written on it. That should do it.
    Otherwise I am in Padstow, Cornwall with about 70 to be rid of.
    Also I have a girls/teenager’s bike in very nice condition, which I would be happy to sell for £25. :-)

  42. Dawn says:

    Hi Misha

    Do you still want old disney films I am collecting again but in cd form so am clearing my vhs tapes as I buy them and would be happy to post to you


  43. Linda says:

    I have a couple of hundred pre-recorded video tapes of films an tv series that we want to give away to anyone who wants them, but must be collected from the Herne Hill area SE24, in London, please let us know if your interested (

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