Where to Recycle Video Tapes and Other Old Media

Posted by cpapciak on 2-21-2011

One of the most important, yet least known facts about electronic waste (e-waste) is that it is the fastest growing solid waste stream in the United States. Even though it accounts for less than two percent of the waste in landfills, e-waste is responsible for over ninety percent of landfill pollution. That is why, in 2003, the State of California banned electronics from being dumped into our landfills. In 2006, Recycle San Diego was created to properly collect and recycle unused and unwanted electronics. E-waste must be handled carefully and have additional stages of processing in order to reduce the components into their most basic state for re-use. Therefor, unlike recycling cans, bottles, and paper, there is a charge for this service.

One of the many organizations accepting video tape donations is ACT (Alternative Community Training). ACT is a non-profit organization which specializes in recycling older video tapes. This is one place where you can recycle video tapes knowing that they will help a worthy cause. The organization recycles donated video tapes and resells them to the public. In addition to providing new job opportunities in your community, you can also help make a huge difference by limiting what gets stuffed in landfills! Don’t let your tapes go to Mirimar Landfill! For example, video tape recycling is perfect after going through our VHS to DVD Los Angeles conversions.

For an home movies, and other recorded tapes not fit for resale, we recommend contacting E-Cycle Environmental or Green Disk for alternative recycling solutions. Also don’t hesitate to contact your local recycling center, and see if they have any sort of programs that you could benefit from.

As always, we strongly suggest that you keep your original media until you are absolutely sure you no longer have a use for it. When you’re ready to part with it, bring it on by! Also if you have performed photo scanning Los Angeles, slide scanning Los Angeles, or cassette to cd transfers, many places will take this media as well.

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As a blogger of DVD Your Memories, Chris is the most regular blogger, reviewer and coder for this site.

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