The World's String Recycling Program

After decades of pioneering efforts in sustainable packaging, we're taking our environmental commitment to the next level. As an extension of our Players Circle program, we've created an industry-wide string recycling initiative, powered by TerraCycle, to reward players for recycling any brand of strings.

Rewards Guidelines

Every .25 lb of instrument strings will earn you 100 Players Circle points or $1 towards The D'Addario Foundation.

.25 lb of strings is the equivalent of 6 sets of acoustic guitar strings, 7 sets of electric guitar strings, or 2 sets of bass guitar strings. Individual strings and string sets can be mixed in a single shipment. Rewards are given based on weight of the shipment.

Playback is currently open to U.S. residents only. For more information on other international string recycling programs, please visit:

Warchal Strings (Slovakia)
Blue Music Tools (France)

1/4lb of your old strings equals 100 Players Circle points

Did you know?

Did you know that musical instrument strings are not recycled through municipal recycling programs? It is estimated that more than 1.5 million lbs. of instrument string metal could be put into landfill every year.

1.5 million lbs of landfill strings per year equals 2.5 Statues of Liberty
30,000 strings recycled so far

Dietz Brothers Music

240 S. Sepulveda
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

DEC 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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The Horn Doctor Music Store

1000 Ingra St
Anchorage, AK 99501

JAN 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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620,000 strings recycled so far

About TerraCycle

PLAYBACK is powered by TERRACYCLE, an international upcycling and recycling company that repurposes waste into new, innovative materials and products. TerraCycle is a company that aligns with our mission of creating positive social change while minimizing our carbon footprint. With its global capabilities, TerraCycle helps us turn waste into worth.
Visit the TerraCycle website

About the D'Addario Foundation

The D'Addario Foundation is a unique non-profit grant-making organization providing monetary and product support to a broad range of grassroots not-for-profit music instruction programs all over the world. On an annual basis, we support hundreds of the best organizations on the frontline of the battle to improve access to music education in communities of great need.
Visit the Foundation website

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