What to do with
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 are often ‘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 more than you anticipated!
- 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 boots, 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 covers can be removed and recycled