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.

 

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


  1. Eileen says:

    Hi everyone

    Have 3 large bags of vhs tapes to rehome. Would rather donate to charity but happy to sell for a small fee and donate instead. Must be collected, sorry no transport, but we have good transport links. Range from U certificate to 15. Far too many to list.

    I’m in Stockwell, London.

  2. Dr David John Holdsworth says:

    I am in a very simler situation to your self have over 100 childrens videos that i would be happy to donate to a childrens charrity
    but they must be able to collect no transport

  3. I hav 3 boxes of vhs tapes all different ones free to collect cant deliver

  4. Helen says:

    Like many others I have lots of VHS tapes. Many films bought commercially, not recorded from TV.
    Could deliver Oxford, Thame, Bicester, Aylesbury. All free.

    • Anonymous says:

      I also have video films, but why on earth do people in Britain not want them, when other countries do? We are just lazy, and cannot be bothered society.I live in Livingston Scotland, and would deliver in car,if within a reasonable distance.

    • Michael `moloney says:

      I would love to have peoples unwanted video tapes,unfortunately I could only collect from towns surrounding Hemel Hempstead, something like a 10 mile radius

      Kind regards

      Mike

    • Michael `moloney says:

      Hi Helen
      If you still have tapes would it be possible to meet somewhere say outside Aylesbury on way to Hemel Hempstead, I don’t know anywhere ideal but it would only take a minute to transfer a box or two from one car to another
      Kind regards

      Mike 07896809463

  5. Lisa says:

    There must be an Artist/Sculpture out there somewhere who can build a garden sculpture from hundreds of tapes??
    – A good project for Art colleges!!
    Stick them together and make a new version of ‘Angel of the North’!

  6. sheila coaseley says:

    I have a large bag of Video tapes that I would like to donate, all the charity shop I have being to do not take the.

  7. Make it Yours Upcycle Center says:

    I am in Iowa and we still take video tapes and many other things at our creative reuse center. We are a nonprofit center. Make it Yours Upcycle Center. Items we don’t use go to our community thrift store/food pantry. Contact me if interested in shipping or delivering to Iowa. Thanks.
    MakeItYoursUpcycle at gmail dot com and on pinterest and facebook

  8. john says:

    If any one has or knows any one with football tapes,taped off the telly
    i.e Match of the day and ITV’s big match
    Will pick up from anywhere and very prompt collection

  9. Marcus Christo says:

    we are in Salisbury Wilts and have a stack of vhs tapes free to collector, god mix incl of comedy

  10. Jennie Butt says:

    I have a vhs recorder and tape for free to anyone who wants them.

  11. Jennie Butt says:

    I have a vhs recorder and tapes for free to anyone who wants them.

  12. I have 6-8 new vhs tapes in video library cases would rather give to good use rather than throw them out.

  13. Sarah Buckland says:

    I have several video tapes that I no longer want and even more audio tapes – free to anyone who can collect. Bath.

  14. Peter Walker says:

    There is a company in Bristol who according to their website can recycle video tapes, and will take up to 100 of them at a time. You just have to cover the postage. Video tapes aren’t that heavy, so shouldn’t be too expensive to send, and better than landfilling them.

    http://www.ems-europe.co.uk/recycling-domestic-household-media/

  15. bev hannigan says:

    I have various vhs tape elvis films,nursery rhymes, childrens, history, music groups, bands etc I would like a donation for a charity at your own discretion please. I am in Coventry,would prefer you collect thanks

  16. Tinika says:

    I have 1 large box of Disney videos and family films.
    These films are great condition.

    Located in Birmingham B16
    ready to collect if anyone wants them please get in touch.

    Collection
    or
    Drop off Birmingham area only
    Thanks

  17. Caroline Byrne says:

    I have a collection of over 170 video`s that are in excellent condition
    in their video cases and are not wanted any more. They consist of a
    wide range of interests such as Disney, comedy, drama, history, famous people, classic`s and TV programmes such as Friends.

    They were all commercially bought and none were taped off the TV. I would like to have them donated to charity or sell for a small fee. I`m in Drogheda Co. Louth Ireland and I`m afraid that I don’t have transport. If anyone wants them please contact me and we will sort something out

    Thanks

  18. Tony Betts says:

    I live in the London E7 0AN postcode and I have approximately 100 videos in their original cases. They were all commercially bought and none were taped off the television. I would like to donate them to anybody who can collect them from my home or I can deliver them within a five mile radius. My email address is: tony@tonybetts.co.uk.

  19. Josephine Forsyth says:

    I stay in Renfrewshire Scotland and I have got about 100 videos. Does anyone know of an organisation that can use or recycle them?

  20. Joe Giles says:

    Hi there , im looking for Teletubbies vhs videos
    my name is Joe.

  21. amin says:

    I have numerous VHS tapes which i am looking to donate – if anyone knows of a charity that might have use for them…..
    thanks

    • Anonymous says:

      My charity store will take them PSDA in rubery UK Birmingham …
      im still looking for teletubbies videos ..but I cant seem to find them anywhere

      • Janet says:

        I have several old video cassette tapes if your charity would like them I can get them to you

        please let me have your address ….. will I have to pay postage ?

        yours

        janet

  22. Di says:

    I’ve the entire set ( 31 episodes ) of the original MORSE series, not from the TV, but bought years ago, and never opened. Anyone want them??? I’m in Shropshire, could deliver if near, or happy to post to anyone who wants them. If no replies soon will dump them. Di

  23. Teresa says:

    I have a box of movies on video (commercially bought). Free to anyone that can collect from NR14 area. Alternately may deliver for cost of fuel in Norwich area. Or if anyone knows of a charity shop that will have them….

  24. Ben says:

    I’m looking for comedy or children’s programmes recorded from TV between 1990-1999. Can anyone help? Thanks!

  25. Ruby says:

    I too have some unwanted VHS tapes-some that have not even been watched such as: Series 1 & 2 of Angel (spin off from Buffy), a Star Wars tape, Pride & Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables, quite a few Simply Red concerts plus others I cannot remember. All originals. Pick up from Bromley, Kent.

  26. Louis Granata says:

    We have about 100(more or less) VHS tapes in a special box for tapes that we are wiling to give to anyone who will pick them up. All are in good condition and some have three movies on them. We are in Ocala, Florida. Please contact us if interested. We also have thousands of dollars worth of craft supplies such as yarn,ribbons,etc. Everything is free to whoever will pick them up. Contact us at :colleeng@cfl.rr.com: Thank you…..
    LSG.

  27. sylvie says:

    hi i have 140/160 vhs tapes action and adventure free to anyone who wants them they are 15s and 18s no porn

  28. Jeremy Goldbloom says:

    We have about 100 VHS bought video tapes to go to good home. Various good movies including some of the most popular childrens stuff ( Winnie the Pooh, Alice, Fantasia, Snowman). Collect from Chorleywood Herts (WD3 5NY)

    • Michael `moloney says:

      Hi Jeremy,
      do you still have the tapes and if so where could I collect them and when
      Kind regards

      Mike

  29. Ed Blackburn says:

    I’d be happy to take VHS tapes off people’s hands! I collect ex-rental tapes mainly (horror/sci-fi/action mostly) and am part of a large community of collectors in the UK who look for the same.

    If anyone has any ex-rental videos that they would like rid of let me know. I’m based in Kinross, Scotland but hopefully delivery might be an option for those who aren’t close by.

    Thanks!

  30. Grace says:

    Hi Ed Blackburn, how I can get in touch with you pls? Thanks!

    • Ed Blackburn says:

      Hi Grace

      My email is ed.a.blackburn@gmail.com

      I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

      Thanks,

      Ed

    • Ed Blackburn says:

      Hi Grace.

      I’m not sure anyone is moderating this page anymore as several of my replies to you are still waiting to be approved! I think it’s because I wrote my full email address in the message, so I’ll try this:

      ed dot a dot blackburn at gmail dot com

      Hope it works! I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

      Ed

  31. Carol Nuttall says:

    Ed Blackburn. We would love contact details please or could you give us details of any of your collector colleagues in the Liverpool / Manchester area. Many thanks.

    • Ed Blackburn says:

      Hi Carol.

      I’m not sure anyone is moderating this page anymore as several of my replies to you are still waiting to be approved! I think it’s because I wrote my full email address in the message, so I’ll try this:

      ed dot a dot blackburn at gmail dot com

      Hope it works! I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

      Ed

  32. Ed Blackburn says:

    Hi Grace and Carol

    My email address is ed.a.blackburn@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    Ed

  33. john says:

    John in Bristol United kingdom
    If any one has or knows any one with football tapes,taped off the telly
    i.e Match of the day and ITV’s big match
    Will pick up from anywhere and very prompt collection

    • James Nash says:

      Hi we are moving house and have lots of football tapes if you are interested.Let me know exactly what you are looking for. Thanks

  34. john says:

    getting rid of music audio casettes Revolver records in Weston super Mare near Bristol in the U.K.
    Will buy audio cassettes for TWENTY PENCE a cassette.
    Not much but at least they will be used for the purpose intended.
    If its too far away,just post the if you really are a eco warrior.

  35. Ed Blackburn says:

    Anyone seeing this? Still waiting for someone to approve my posts!

    My email address is ed dot a dot blackburn at gmail dot com for anyone who wanted to know!

    Thanks.

  36. john says:

    James Nash
    How many football tapes have you got?

  37. Awesome web page you have going here.|



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