VHS Tapes E-Waste Special Instructions While VHS Tapes are considered e-waste, they are not taken by the Household Hazardous Waste Program. Use this site from CalRecycle to find a recycler for these items. If your items are in good condition, consider donating them. 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. 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.