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.


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

  1. Rowena says:

    I have a lot of purchased video films to give away (Wolverhampton area, collection only). Some of them still in there cellophane. Contact me if interested.

  2. michael maurice grout says:

    Have a load of old videos to get rid of.
    They include a lot of Morecombe & Wise and Tony Hancock plus various other films and shows.
    I live in Cirencester Glos.
    Anyone interested?

  3. Karen says:

    I have kids videos – Fimbles, Tweenies, Balamory, Engie Benjy, Bananas in Pyjamas, Teletubbies, Barney, Various sing a long songs, cbeebies shows incl. Postman Pat, Brum, Winnie the Pooh, 30 original Walt Disney Videos, 10 taped from TV.

    Original films – Kindergarten Cop; Mrs Doubtfire; The Full Monty; Lochness; Grease; The Italian Job (original with Michael Caine); Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Scotland; Men Behaving Badly-Series 1 and 2 and Weekend, Cleaning Lady, Marriage; Billy Connolly-Erect for 30 years; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Wars Phantom Menace, Star Wars Trilogy; Elvis Presley-Flaming Star, Love Me Tender.

    VHS films taped from TV in 80′s/90′s – 3 x Herbie Films, Elvis Presley-Follow That Dream, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas, Fun in Acapulco x 2, Clambake/Frankie & Johnny, GI Blues; Doc Hollywood and American Pie.

    To be collected from Borders of London and Kent.

    • Julie says:

      Do you still have these videos available and if so where are you?

      Many thanks,

      • Karen says:

        Hi Julie

        I still have the cassettes and I am based in Kent. Can you email me where abouts in Kent you are and we can arrange to meet up and collect the videos

    • says:

      Hi Karen do any of the kids videos taped from the tv have Play School on Them if You Do ill buy them even if they dont if You Do have any kids Videos taped off the

  4. roni says:

    not sure how this thread is doing but we have some; simpsons, south park, Frasier, pride and prejudice and about a dozen movies (mostly kids/Disney types).

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi everyone,
    I am in Kent and need 100 old pre recorded VHS tapes in their cases.
    I actually need just the cases for a school project.
    Happy to collect if anyone has any.

  6. Julie says:

    Hi everyone,
    I am in Kent and need 100 old pre recorded VHS tapes in their cases.
    I actually need just the cases for a school project.
    Happy to collect if anyone has any.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have about 30 video tapes can you collect from Bromlry

    • Julie Clark says:

      Hi Julie,
      I have some VHS tapes in cases if you still want them. I live in Kent.


      Julie :->

    • Beth Munro says:

      I have lots! In south London if that’s any good?

    • elaine harrison says:

      We have 4 large bags full of video tapes you can have -probably at least 100. We are on Kent Borders – if you want them you can either can and get them or we could meet half way and give them to you.

      • Anonymous says:

        Still looking for football tapes(or DVD’s) taped off the telly
        match of the day big match etc
        or any pre-recorded football tapes(or DVD’s)

    • Jean Morgan says:

      I have a collection of VHS entertainment, all boxed – which no-body seems to want these days. I live in Smarden near Charing/Biddenden Kent. Tel. 01233 770321 if interested.

  7. Rajula says:

    Video tapes various around 30 available to collect from Bromley

  8. Tania Eades says:

    I have boxes of various originally purchased video tapes (relatives house clearance). Seems a shame to dump them. Please contact me if anyone is interested & I can provide more information on what I have.
    I can’t even find anywhere who would re-cycle?
    Thank you

  9. Tania Eades says:

    I have 2 boxes of original videos from a relatives house clearance. It seems a shame to bin them.
    If anyone is interested, please contact me for further information on what I have or if anyone knows who would re-cycle them please.
    Thank you

  10. Beth Munro says:

    I have around 100 prerecorded VHS tapes in their cases – from Friends to Four Weddings to Psycho. Giving away for free but postage will cost unless you can collect them. In south London. Please contact if interested! Thanks, Beth

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  13. Gill says:

    I have lots of Disney videos plus some others such as Men in Black, Queen videos, free to anyone who’d like to collect. Live in Orpington

  14. Helen says:

    I have a lot (100 plus) of Westerns pre-recorded and downloaded from TV.

    Actors:John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Directors, etc Sam Peckinpah, John Ford,

    Collect from South London or I could possibly deliver them.

    Say what you want or take the lot.

  15. john sharp says:

    i have 260 film video cassettes for anyone who wants them, all in original boxes.

  16. D. K. says:

    Hi There,

    I’m looking for the following VHS if anyone can help.

    The Complete Home In The Country Series [2xVHS] Limited Edition
    Written and presented by Alison Cork.

    This is the 2 VHS version that i am after not the 1 VHS version. I will give a good price if someone has it in excellent condition. Preferably new condition.

    Many Thanks
    D. K.

  17. Barbara says:

    I have lots of children VHS videos – all boxed and in good condition.
    Live in Bucks if anyone interested just let me know.

  18. Caroline says:

    For John who was looking for football taped off the telly.

    Don’t know if this is of interest to you but my dad used to tape loads of big games (World Cup mainly) and probably has them going back to the 80s. I’d have to look them out but you’re welcome to them.

    We’re in Dundee. Can organise to post them to you if you want them. Free vids but I’d have to ask you to cover the postage.

  19. Dagmar Mocroft says:

    Many videotapes, mostly pre-recorded, available if anyone can make use of them. Trying to avoid landfill! We are in the north of Kent.

  20. Lisa-Marie says:

    Guys…sooo many vid bought and blank with recorded stuff on them. Anyone interested? Close to 300 altogether

  21. Lisa-Marie says:

    Am in Birmingham btw

  22. Howard says:

    Hundreds of VHS tapes (norwich area)

  23. Anne Glover says:

    Have a box of variety of videos
    In the Stafford area if anyone interested

  24. Gill says:

    Hello, I have a number of Disney video tapes and loads of music cassettes if any one is interested
    I live Gravesend in Kent

  25. Gill says:


    Repeating this as not sure if my previous one actually posted!

    I have a number of Disney VHS video tapes and loads of music cassettes if anyone is interested

    I live Gravesend, Kent

  26. Trevor says:

    Hi I just wanted to ask if anyone as any video tapes with tv recorded on them
    from the 80′s or 90′s
    looking for all tv series and football as well
    i can only collect from newham and waltham forest in london as i am disabled and cant travel too far
    would be very greatful if anyone can help

  27. Brenda Whenman says:

    Hi, Hope some one can help. I have quite a number of video tapes, some pre-recorded some with films recorded from the TV and a lot of Rugby one recorded from the TV. The Rugby ones are Five Nations, Six Nations, World Cups and Lions Tours. Pre-Recorded include films like Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Full Monty, The Silence of the Lambs, Sleepers, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Gladiator, just to name a few. I also have the entire collection of Morse. Would like these to go to a good home or it’s the landfill for them. If anybody is interested I would be able to deliver.

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  31. Joy Osborn says:

    My mum has loads of vhs video tapes if any one would like them . From Grantham lincs !

  32. Margaret Earl says:

    I have a load of boxed set and singles of aircraft to anyone who wants then I live Kent /London boarders

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  34. Karen says:

    My sister has the full series of Friends 1-10 on vhs if anyone interested we are in Bury me Manchester

  35. Emma Lacey-Williams says:

    I have around 50 video tapes, some recorded from the TV, some bought that I would like to give to a good home. Can split postage costs if necessary.
    Am near Bath in Somerset.

  36. Mark says:

    I have tons of movies and laurel and hardys I’ve taped from over the last 30 years to get rid of. I’m in London N20. I’m transferring a lot to DVD and then putting them aside to get rid of. Any North Londoners want to prevent them going in the bin?

  37. Fath says:

    We have many videotapes, mostly pre-recorded, available if anyone can make use of them. Thanks for information

  38. john says:

    Hi Everyone still looking for football tapes.

  39. john says:

    Still looking for any football tapes match of the day big match etc

    Or any football documentaries.

    radio football commentaries on Long playing records or audio cassette

  40. Marie Chery says:

    I have a couple man u vhs u can have

  41. Steve says:

    Hi John I have 8 Newcastle United videos if you are interested;

    Newcastle United The Complete Story
    Match of The Day Newcastle United
    The Official History of Newcastle United
    Season review 92-93
    So Close 95-96 Season
    The Road to Europe 96-97 Season
    The Entertainers 93-94 season

    Also offering Godfather Trilogy and Yes Minister Series 1.

  42. Howard says:

    I have several videos world cup goals Spain 82 Mexico 86 Italia 90

  43. john says:


    Thank you for the offer of the tapes,although I already have all of them.
    Not sure of what to suggest,so could I ask your location?


  44. john says:

    Thank you for the offer of the Man Utd tapes.
    I have most if not all of the official ones.
    If they are taped off the telly,I wouldn’t say no to them

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