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GreenDisk for recycling magnetic media
Has anyone used GreenDisk to recycle old cassette tapes and
I have several shoeboxes filled with home-recorded audio and
VHS tapes. Because they are not commercial recordings
(classical music, high school-era mix tapes, and shows
recorded from TV), I don't think I can donate them to a
library or school due to copyright law.
Any other suggestions where to recycle these items?
I've used GreenDisk a few times for CDs, video tapes and
cassettes when cleaning out my home or office. They were
very easy to work with; the only drag is paying shipping but
you can send it Media Mail which isn't too bad. I've also
sometimes donated cassette tapes (ah, the box of high school
mix tapes!) to the Depot for Creative Reuse - check their
website to see if they are currently accepting them. You
could also check StopWaste.org if you haven't already to see
if there are any other local options. Recycler
Is there somewhere to donate VHS tapes?
Now that the kids are older we started cleaning out all the
kid stuff and I have alot of really nice kids movies on VHS
tapes. Does anyone know where I can donate these?
Children's Hospital used to take them but they have
converted to DVD's now. I also have a large supply of taped
VHS tapes I'd like to recycle.
Suggestions welcome and needed for donation, recylcing,
Thank you community
The El Cerrito Recycling Center has a mailbox-type container
for recycling VHS tapes. Go down (or up, depending on
whether you're coming from San Pablo or Arlington) Moeser
lane and turn on Navillier (at Portola Middle School) and
make a right at the first stop sign (there are signs for the
recycling center and Stege sanitary--can't miss it). Also a
great place to bring old magazines or books as they have
magazine recycling and a book exchange. MGH
I donated ours to the Albany Library (on Marin Ave). They
sell them throughout the year and at their big book sales.
I imagine that other libraries might accept VHS, too, but
you should call first. Library enthusiast
I bet the Friends of the El Cerrito Library would love to
get your VHS tapes. They have a book sale a couple of times
a year to raise money for the El Cerrito Library. You can
just bring them in to the library and, if you want, get a
donation receipt. In addition to selling books, they also
sell lots of videotapes, books-on-tape, DVD's. etc. It's a
great cause. Their prices are low and lots of public school
teachers come and buy lots. library supporter
New Home for Cassette Tapes
I am in the process of bringing my media into the 21st
century. I have HUNDREDS of cassette tapes that I need to
shed. Does anyone recycle these? Location in North Berkeley
I still use cassette tapes, and actually prefer them to c.d. in
my ceramic studio. I usually make mixes on Itunes and dub them
onto tape. Also, I have been working with cassette tapes in my
art work for a while now. If you would like them to find a new
life with me in my art studio, I will take them. As for donating
them, the East Bay Depot Center for Creative Reuse always
accepts them. That is on Telegraph at approximately 46th in
Try http://freecycle.org/. You can post there for free and get
rid of all kinds of things that others might find useful to
have. I just freecycled a bunch of old VHS tapes. Very handy!
I can't speak for Berkeley recycling sites, but I do know that
the El Cerrito Recycling Center (on Schmidt) recycles ALL kinds
of plastics, CD's, and cassette tapes. It's a
great place and so glad it's local.....check it out if there's
nothing in Berkeley.
Where can I recycle video tapes, CDs and other media?
I've searched the archives and contacted several of the
companies listed on stopwaste.org (many of whom didn't return my
calls), but I can't find anyone locally who recycles used video
tapes, CDs and other media. Any tips? There's nothing top secret
on them, and I'd be happy to drop them off. I've been mailing
them off to someplace in Washington State, but that gets a
little expensive. I hate to just throw them away - thanks for
any leads you can provide!
I've driven by a place called ACCESS on Gilman near Sixth St. which is
some sort of
video filming place for young people. Maybe they could use your tapes?
driving away from San Pablo towards the 580, it's on the right hand
side of Gilman
near Royal Robbins clothing store and the pet store
A couple of years ago I saw in the Albany Middle School
newsletter a blurb asking for used cassette and video tapes for
students to re-use. You might want to try some local schools to
see if they could use your stuff.
You can donate videotapes to Kaiser and kids who are
hospitalized can watch them. Childrens' Hospital may take them
also. They're a real godsend for kids who are bored, lonely,
possibly in pain, and stuck in bed. I'm not sure who the
contact person at Kaiser might be, but the children's wing is
in the hospital bldg on the 10th floor
Hi, we have about 20 old videos that we would like to get rid
of. They consists of movies and sports. Does anyone know where
we could give them away, like a library or a school?
The Family Resource & Information Center at Children's Hospital
Oakland lends videos to families whose children are
hospitalized. Our collection depends entirely donations. We
are especially interested in videos for older children, though
have a PG-13 maximum rating limit. For more information, feel
free to contact us at 428-3549. Thanks very much.
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