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Instrument Strings Recycling Program

Recycle instrument strings through this program.

Recycling in partnership with D'Addario

TerraCycle® and D’Addario have partnered to create a free recycling program for instrument strings and clippings. D’Addario will make a charitable donation on your behalf for each qualifying shipment, or you may earn loyalty points through D’Addario’s Playback program.

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Click on the map to find a local recycling solution.
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Please note, this map is constantly being updated with new locations, so check back frequently!

Local retailers in your community are recycling instrument strings right in their store! Look at the map above to see if there’s a location near you that’s participating.

If you are a retailer that wants to start recycling this waste stream, please sign up for our retail program.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.

What you can recycle in this program

Program accepted waste: Instrument strings and clippings from any string instrument and any brand

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the metal and nylon strings are separated by type and the metal is melted down and smelted into new metal alloys. The nylon is recycled into industrial plastic applications. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


As thanks for your dedication to Eliminating the Idea of Waste, you may choose one of two ways to be rewarded: D’Addario will make a donation to the D’Addario Foundation on your behalf, or you may earn loyalty points through the D’Addario Playback program.

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D'Addario prides itself on promoting the three E's of sustainability - Economic Development, Environmental Health and Social Equity - in all aspects of the company.

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