Can I put VHS tapes in the recycle bin?

The outer cases of VHS, Betamax and audio cassette tapes are indeed plastic, and at least theoretically recyclable. But you can‘t just chuck the whole thing into a recycling bin. The inner tape is made of a phthalate-laden form of the plastic polyethylene, often sold under the trade name Mylar, which is not recyclable.

Moreover, how do you dispose of VHS tapes?

How to recycle VHS tapes. Step 1: Find an e-waste recycler in your area using the Earth911 recycling search. Step 2: Call and ask if they accept VHS tapes because their policies are changing all the time. Step 3: If there are no e-waste recyclers in your area, visit GreenDisk.com.

Beside above, do charity shops take VHS tapes? Donating your video cassettes Charity shops will accept donations of commercial videos. They may also accept used recordable videotapes. Try donating to local libraries and schools, or try re-selling your videos to secondhand dealers or online.

Also to know, which bin do video tapes go in?

Video cassettes. Video cassette or tapes are not recyclable. You can either put them in your general waste bin or take them to your local Recycling Centre for disposal. Some charity shops may accept video cassettes that are in good condition.

Should I throw away VHS tapes?

Answer: VHS tapes and audio tapes are not considered household hazardous waste and can be disposed of, if they can not be reused or recycled.

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