Vinyl records are not accepted in your household recycling scheme, or at your local recycling centre.
However, if they’re still in good condition, a charity shop might take them or you might be able to sell them.
Made from PVC, vinyl records can be ‘re-purposed’ into new stylish ornaments, wall art or tableware.
Get selling and make some money…
- Before you get rid of your records, do some research to see any of them are rare or collector items – they might raise be worth more than you anticipated…think!
- Search online for specialist buyers – there are still some companies that are interested in buying your old vinyl records including Cash4records, Vinyl Exchange and Vinyl Records;
- Or sell them on websites like eBay and Gumtree.
Pass them on…
- Ask family and friends if they would like them;
- Go online to give them away at sites like Freecycle and Freegle;
- Check locally – a community project near you may have a use for them;
- Sell items locally at car boot sales, nearly new and bring and buy sales;
- Advertise them in the local paper or on local noticeboards.
What else can I do with them?
- Get creative – there are lots of videos on YouTube that show how you can make new items from your old record collection.
Disposing of them…
- Vinyl records are not recyclable. They should be disposed of in the rubbish bin.
- Cardboard sleeves can be removed and recycled.