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.


562 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.

  28. Joy Osborn says:

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

  29. Margaret Earl says:

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

  30. Karen says:

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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?

  33. Jenny Bullen says:

    I have about 4/5 boxes of videos..films, entertainment etc. Free to any one who wants to collect from Skelmersdale!

  34. Barbara says:

    I have many VHS pre=recorded video tapes, is anyone interested, I still have a video player and will keep some, but have too many and don’t want them to go to landfill – Bristol area

    • john says:


      The heart foundation half way up Blackboy Hill on the left hand side.

      Is still taking video tapes.

      If you have any football on them,let me know.

  35. Casey Kitchener says:

    Having a clear out and have a few boxes of home recorded and movie releases if anyone’s interested?

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  37. Ric says:

    I have a large quantity of “Magic” VHS tapes.No charge.
    Some names include Ammar, Daryl, Bill Malone, Michael Close. Can be collected or just pay postage.All in very good condition
    I’m in Esher,Surrey.

  38. Simon says:

    I have about 70 pre-recorded VHS tapes in full working order. I live near St. Albans, Hertfordshire – anyone interested?

  39. Simon says:

    I have about 70 pre-recorded VHS tapes in full working order. I live near St. Albans, Hertfordshire – anyone interested?

  40. JOYCE says:

    I have 13 bought Man United videos – any takers (Gtr Manchester area)?

  41. Liesa in Sheffield says:

    I have 3 boxes of children’s videos – Fireman Sam, Pingu, Sesame At and lots more children’s favourites. Please get in touch if interested.

  42. Adam says:

    I’m after vhs tapes \video tapes in Wolverhampton if anyone has any thanks

    • Rebecca says:

      Adam, my mum may have quite a lot. Probably more home recorded ones than pre recorded but I can ask if you’re still in need?

    • Andrew Haynes says:

      I have c30 pre-recorded VHS tapes – drama, films, music, comedy, football and a number of re-recordable VHS tapes. I’m in the Wolverhampton area. If you still need some please let me know asap.

  43. Meghan says:

    I have about 100 VHS tapes aiming to find a second home, near Watford or Heathrow (I commute), please get in touch if interested

  44. Neil Forrester says:

    I have about a hundred prerecorded videotapes for anyone who can use them.
    I live in Arbroath, Scotland.
    Contact me if you wish to collect them.

  45. Stuart Jones says:

    I have a load of films on VHS; mostly Hollywood “Blockbusters” from the late 80’s all the way to the late 90’s; Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. that I reluctantly need to find new homes for as the loft needs emptying prior to some home improvements. I live in North West Wiltshire area if anyone’s interested/collecting. Please let me know.

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