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D'Addario String 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 all types of instrument strings and clippings, including nylon, steel, and orchestral strings.

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A message from our partner, D'Addario: "Due to the current COVID-19 climate, Playback is currently on pause. We will let you know when this program is back and fully operational. Apologies for any inconvenience.”

Local Recycling Solutions

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

Are you a retailer? To start recycling instrument strings through your store, click here to sign up for our retail program and have your location added to the map below.

Please note, this map is constantly being updated with new locations, so check back frequently!

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.

What you can recycle

Program accepted waste: All types of instrument strings and clippings, including nylon, steel, and orchestral strings.

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.

Learn more about D'Addario

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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