How to Dispose of Old Vinyl Records

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Vinyl records were created decades ago, with the first developed around the time of 1890, according to 78RPM. Records were the only way to listen to recorded music until cassette tapes became available. Early vinyl records spun at an rpm speed of 78 until 1949 when 45 and 33 rpm's were developed. There are numerous ways of disposing of old vinyl records.


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Step 1

Sell old vinyl records on eBay. Vintage records or those in high demand sells easier than those already selling on the site. Look through the site to get an idea of what type of records sell best, and what is already on sale to avoid selling duplicates that would drive down your price.


Step 2

Sell records at a garage sale or flea market. Price the records low to move them. Most people no longer own turntables, so selling in today's market is challenging.

Step 3

Place a classified ad in your local paper or in your local area of Craigslist. What is your trash someone else may regard as treasure.


Step 4

Call your local library and see if they accept donations of vinyl records. Some libraries may carry records for people to check out.

Step 5

Ask family or friends if they would like any of your vinyl records. Older family members may still own turntables and would take old records off your hands.


Step 6

Call a local charity or the Salvation Army to donate old vinyl records. Some charities take such items to give to others.

Step 7

Throw your old vinyl records away only as a last resort to dispose of them.