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Tape Cassette Cases

Tape Cassette Cases
Tape cassette cases (not the cassettes themselves) are a type of rigid plastic packaging, made from polystyrene, a number 6 plastic which comes in a foaming and non-foaming state.  Rigid plastic tape cassette cases are simple for residents of the CRD to recycle — they are classified as a product stewardship material under Encorp.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

It’s now easy to purchase music online using iTunes or other websites.  This eliminates the need for tapes all together, which saves the world from stacks of plastic.  If burning music onto CDs, use envelopes to store them rather than thick cases.

Reuse

Cassette tape cases are good for storing small items such as business cards or photographs.

Recycle

Cassette tape cases are accepted for recycling as part of the Return-It Electronics program.  This includes audio and video tapes, 8 track tapes and reel to reel tapes.  Go to depots for a list of free drop off locations.
Not all of the facilities listed below are part of the Product Stewardship program.  If they are not they may charge a recycling fee.
Cassette tapes are not accepted in the blue box.

Wondering how to recycle the actual cassette tape?  See Tapes (audio & video)

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford Avenue
    Saanich
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot, Victoria - Queens

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Emterra Environmental (commercial only)

    304 John Street
    Victoria
    250.385.4399

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery Street
    Esquimalt
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • Pacific Mobile Depots (PMD)

    6215 Marilyn Rd
    Sooke
    250.893.3851

  • reFUSE

    304 John St
    Victoria
    250.381.6007

  • Salvation Army - Brentwood

    7177 West Saanich Rd
    Brentwood Bay
    250.652.4622

  • Salvation Army - Cedar Hill Cross

    1551 Cedar Hill Cross Road
    Victoria BC
    250.382.3714

  • Salvation Army - Hillside

    990 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.380.7717

  • Salvation Army - Langford

    777 Goldstream Ave
    Victoria
    250.478.6933

  • Salvation Army - View Royal

    307 Island Highway
    Victoria
    250.708.0520

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Polystyrene is made using benzene, a known human carcinogen. Benzene is released into the air if the polystyrene is burned.  Polystyrene makes up a significant part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a slowly rotating collection of plastic in the centre of the North Pacific Ocean Gyre. There are 3.3 million pieces of plastic per square kilometre in the garbage patch. Over 8 billion kilograms of plastic ends up in our oceans each year, much of it polystyrene. These plastics don’t biodegrade, but rather break into increasingly smaller pieces, which can cause harm or death to sea birds, fish, turtles and other marine life. Using as little polystyrene as possible, and recycling what you do acquire in a responsible manner, is one of the best things you can do for the health of our marine and terrestrial ecosystems.