VHS Tapes Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Recycle More Program E-Waste Free Pickup: Schedule a free Recycle More pickup today! Please do not put cassette tapes, VHS tapes or other similar items in the blue recycling cart – the tape tangles in our sorting machinery and causes costly and dangerous work stoppages! Don't Dump in the Trash Avoid dumping VHS tapes in the landfill because they are made from plastic and magnetic materials that can leach into the environment. Alternative Ways to Recycle GreenDisk Mail-In Service GreenDisk is a company that provides secured and audited disposal of personal property that’s stored on digital media. Through their Technotrash Pack-It program, they will dispose of any unwanted audio cassette and VHS tapes. Find out more. Ways to Reuse Donate Old Tapes Drop off old VHS tapes to a Goodwill, Salvation Army or St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop. Donating unwanted items like these tapes extends their lifespans.