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We all love Vinyl, it brings countless hours of fellowship and joy to our lives but what happens when its time to say goodbye? Did you know that most recycling plants do not accept records?
Majority vinyl records are made of out of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, PVC release poisonous chlorine gas and heavy metals which make them extremely difficult to handle when recycling so, unfortunately, most plants would rather stay clear. Maybe this has something to do with why records can still be found till today.
So what do you do if you have no further use for them?
There are 3 options
1. Throw them way in landfills: Landfills cause pollution to the local environment by contaminating the groundwater and aquifers, contaminating the soil, and producing methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2). As you may know, greenhouse gasses are said to be the leading cause of global warming. Therefore adding your vinyl to these dump mass dump sites will only add to the problem especially since records and not biodegradable.
2. Sell them: In many cases, some of the records may still be worth something especially if they still play. People from all over the world are discovering new songs from old records. How much can you get for a record? well it ranges in most cases you may get 20 for a crate but in rare cases, a single record has been sold for a few hundred but these cases are few and far between. If you are really curious you can give us a call.
3. Re-purposed them into new stylish things: It may come to some surprise that there is a 3rd option. In many cases when a record has a scratch it becomes very hard to sell and unfortunately, vinyl records scratch pretty easily, but this is also a good thing because with just a little heat records become very malleable so Artists, Schools kids, and hobbyist love use them as raw art materials. Records are donated to them don't require to be playable since they will be morphed anyway.
In case you were wondering this is where we take out unusable records, we donate them and give them a new home, so if you have some old records you don't know what to do with them let us know and we will gladly help you out.
If you have any more questions about records please feel free to give us a call 416 586 0380
Here are some cool things people are doing with old records: