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Cassettes (tapes, videos)

Find out how to reuse, recycle and dispose of cassettes and video tapes.


Some charity shops may accept music or video cassettes.


Cassette tape gets tangled in the recycling process, therefore only empty (pull out the magnetic tape) cassettes can be recycled in the rigid plastic container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre. The easiest way to remove tape is to unscrew the cassette and remove the reels! 

Some recycling companies will accept unwanted tapes for recycling through postal collection.


You must put cassettes with tape:

 in your household rubbish bin

in the non-recyclable container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.