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
RESTRING & RECYCLING EVENTS

Guitars USA Music Store

406 National Blvd
Lexington, NC 27292

May 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Auburn Guitar Shoppe

762 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL 36830

April 30, 2017 | 1:30 PM
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Hoover Music Co

440 S Jefferson
Springfield , MO 65806

April 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Elderly Instruments

1100 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906

April 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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American Guitar Boutique LLC

1806-B Crawford Rd
Phenix City, AL 36867

April 22, 2017 | 10:30 AM
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Golden Music

10395 W Colfax
Lakewood, CO 80215

April 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Guitar Czar

2953 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

April 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM
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Mass Street Music

1347 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044

April 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM
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Instrumental Music- Thousand Oaks

1501 Thousand Oakds Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

April 19, 2017 | 10:45 AM
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Russo - Asbury Park

619 Lake Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

April 19, 2017 | 3:00 PM
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Comer Music

2705 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

April 20, 2017 | 12:00 PM
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Rudy's Music Stop

461 Broome St.
New York, NY 10013

April 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM
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Guitar Czar

2953 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

April 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM
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Golden Music

10395 W Colfax
Lakewood, CO 80215

April 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Music Village

4598 South 700 West
Riverdale, UT 84405

April 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Heid Music

308 E. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

April 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Heid Music

1750 West South Park Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54902

April 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Heid Music

2605 S. Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI 54304

April 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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American Guitar Boutique LLC

1806-B Crawford Rd
Phenix City, AL 36867

April 22, 2017 | 10:30 AM
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Twin Town Guitars

3400 Lyndale Ave.
S Minneapolis, MN 55408

April 22, 2017 | 10:30 AM
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Instrumental Music - Santa Barbara

3328 Stat Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

April 22, 2017 | 10:45 AM
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Advance Music

75 Maple Street
Burlington, VT 05401

April 22, 2017 | 12:00 PM
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Robert M. Sides Family Music Center

Arnot Mall 10, 3300 Chambers Rd #5128
Horsheads, NY 14845

April 22, 2017 | 12:00 PM
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Manchester Music Mill

329 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

April 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM
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Gruhn Guitars

2120 8th Avenue S.
Nashville, TN 37204

April 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM
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Hot Licks Guitar Shop

3250 Old Washington Rd
Waldorf, MD 20602

April 22, 2017 | 4:00 PM
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Blue Angel Music

657 North Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32505

April 29, 2017 | 9:00 AM
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Mississippi Music - Biloxi

2744 Pass Rd
Biloxi, MS 39531

April 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Tarpley Music - Waco, TX

1300 Lake Air Dr. Ste 1
Waco, TX 79710

April 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Tarpley Music - Amarillo TX

3800 Interstate 40 West
Amarillo, TX 79102

April 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Tarpley Music - San Angelo, TX

2200 W Beauregard Ave
San Angelo, TX 76901

April 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Tarpley Music - Lubbock, TX

3737 50th St.
Lubbock, TX 79413

April 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Tarpley Music - Clovis, NM

1713 West 21st St.
Clovis, NM 88101

April 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM
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Sims Music

1110 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29210-5820

April 29, 2017 | 12:00 PM
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30,000 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.
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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.
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