Doesn't anyone know?

United States
February 10, 2008 12:27pm CST
I posted a discussion some time ago asking if audio cassette tapes are recyclable. I got no responses. I've got boxes and boxes of these tapes that I don't want anymore. But I don't want to throw them in the trash if they are recyclable. They aren't music tapes, so no one else would really want them, I think. So what do I do with them?
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6 responses
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I don't know either, but I will give you an idea. Maybe you could call your local waste management type service and ask. If so, I am sure they could tell you where to take them. I know the plastic part would be recyclable, the problem is I am not sure about the magnetic tape.
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• United States
10 Feb 08
Duh. Of course - call waste management. Why didn't I think of that? Thanks.
• United States
10 Feb 08
Now all I need is for someone to reply to my old discussion from four weeks ago so I can "resolve" it! GRIN
• United States
10 Feb 08
This link may answer your question. http://antamsaja.blogspot.com/2007/05/what-to-do-with-your-cassette-tapes.html
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@Fishmomma (11383)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I would call up your local thrift stores and see which one wants them. I'm sure they would go and you would get a tax receipt for the donation. Are they empty? If not you might make sure there isn't anything on them that you don't want others to hear. I have purchased empty ones at my local thrift store.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 08
Hello youdontsay, In fact I also wonder whether they are recyclable or not. Like you, I have boxes at home and I don't even know what to do with them. I am not going to throw them if I know that somewhere, somehow, near my area I can just send them to a recycle center. Fortunate for me, they are all music tapes that I collected when I was just a teenager. I don't even have a cassette player at home or in my car! I think the best that I could do right now is just to let them stay there in one of the rooms...
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• United States
13 Feb 08
Someone might want to buy them! Check out Craig's List for your area and post them to sell. Or give them away on FreeCycle, a yahoo group. Share the music!
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
13 Feb 08
or sell them on ebay. I just sold some of my old cassette tapes on ebay. I just divided them into lots of 10 or so and sold them for a relatively low amount like a $1 or 2, you can also list them on Amazon Marketplace they still list cassette tapes.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 08
Thanks for your info. I am not really into e-bay so I am not too sure how it works. I will try to sell it there. I happened to come across Craig List too. Maybe I should check out these two options and earn extra money from my collection. Thanks again!
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I couldn't find anything on the internet. But you can submit environmental questions to this email. Maybe they can give you an answer. earthtalk@emagazine.com Here is the website that I found the email at http://environment.about.com/od/earthtalkcolumns/a/recycleplastics.htm Sorry I couldn't find you an answer.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
Thanks. I've emailed them and am waiting for a reply. Thanks a lot.
@hd1027 (257)
• United States
10 Feb 08
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH put it on Ebay and sell them one by one!
• United States
10 Feb 08
Why would anyone want them? They aren't music tapes but speeches from an MLM program!