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The Worlds Leading String Recycling Program

   


 If you're an individual looking to recycle strings, all it takes is a Players Circle account. You can ship us your strings or visit a local string recycling center to drop off.

 

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HOW TO RECYCLE YOUR STRINGS

ABOUT PLAYBACK

Did you know that musical instruments 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.

OUR IMPACT

Our goal is to help facilitate 100% recycling and upcycling of strings to minimize not just our own impact, but our entire industry's.


Find a Local Recycling Center

 

   


RESTRING & RECYCLING EVENTS

  • Music World - Vancouver, WA

    Nov 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    612 NE 81st Street, Suite B
    Vancouver, WA 98665

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 16, 2019
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.musicworldstores.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Matt Gohlke ( matt@musicworldstores.com ) ( (360) 573-5575 )

  • Guitars Etc - Athens, TX

    Nov 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

    Event Address:
    604 S. Palestine St
    Athens, TX 75751

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 16, 2019
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.guitarsetcathens.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Will Burgin ( burgin@guitarsetcathens.com ) ( (903) 292-1733 )

  • Watermelon Music - Davis, CA

    Nov 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

    Event Address:
    1970 Lake Blvd
    Ste 1
    Davis, CA 95616

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 16, 2019
    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.watermelonmusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Erin Wall ( strings@watermelonmusic.com ) ( (530) 758-4010 )

  • Crow River Guitar and Sound - Delano, MN

    Nov 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Event Address:
    600 Babcock Blvd. E. 
    Delano, MN 55328

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 17, 2019
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM 

      

    Website Info:
    www.crguitarandsound.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Dan Gustafson ( danieljgustafson@hotmail.com ) ( (763) 972-7200 )

  • Music Royale - Powell, OH

    Nov 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM

    Event Address:
    3976 Powell Rd
    Powell, OH 43065

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 18, 2019
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.musicroyale.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Sara McCluskey ( sales@musicroyale.com ) ( (614) 793-2222 )

  • Napa Music Supply - Napa, CA

    Nov 20, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM

    Event Address:
    2026 Redwood Road
    Napa, CA 94558

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 20, 2019
    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.napamusicsupply.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Diane Shibley ( patriciashibley@comcast.net ) ( (707) 265-8275 )

  • Damm Music Center - Wichita, KS

    Nov 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

    Event Address:
    8945 W Central Ave
    Wichita, KS 67212

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    http://www.dammmusic.com/

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Kevin Damm ( dammmusic2003@gmail.com ) ( (316) 773-9060 )

  • American Guitar Boutique - Phenix City, AL

    Nov 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    707 13th St
    Phenix City, AL 36867

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    americanguitarboutique.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Tim O'Brien ( info@americanguitarboutique.com ) ( (334) 560-5202 )

  • Richmond Music Center - Staten Island, NY

    Nov 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Event Address:
    25 page ave
    Staten Island, NY 10309

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 30, 2019
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.richmondmusiccenter.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Joseph Piccinnini ( richmondmusiccenter@gmail.com ) ( (718) 967-4686 )

  • King Music Inc. - Bradley, IL

    Dec 07, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Event Address:
    670 W Broadway St
    Bradley, IL 60915-2106

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Dec 07, 2019
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.kingmusiconline.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    BENJAMIN KING ( BENJAMIN@KINGMUSIC1.COM ) ( (815) 935-3222 )


ABOUT PLAYBACK

After decades of pioneering efforts in sustainability, we took our environmental commitment to the next level. We've created Playback, you can send in used guitar and orchestral strings. 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. This program is currently open to residents living in the continental US.

 

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 

   


All it takes to recycle your strings through Playback is a Players Circle account. Simply sign up below, print your shipping label, and earn points to get free gear, swag, and merch.

 

SIGN UP WITH PLAYERS CIRCLE

   


NON-D'ADDARIO INTERNATIONAL RECYCLING PROGRAMS

 

WARCHAL STRINGS (SLOVAKIA)      BLUE MUSIC TOOLS (FRANCE)

   


FAQs
  • How long does it take to receive my recycling points?

    Please allow 3-5 weeks of processing time to receive recycling points.

  • What countries is Playback available in?

    Playback is currently only available in the U.S.

  • Is there a minimum amount of strings I can recycle?

    In efforts to reduce the carbon footprint it takes to ship strings, all shipments must weigh a minimum of 2 lbs. No exceptions will be made for shipments under 2 lbs. If you don't have enough strings to recycle through Players Circle, you can recycle at your local Guitar Center, or any participating retail location.

  • Can I recycle my strings if I work at a store or any business/education facility?

    Yes, you can! However, if you are a dealer, luthier, retail location, or school, do NOT use the shipping label listed on the Playback page. Please email playback@daddario.com and we are happy to set you up as a recycling center.

    NOTE: If you identify as any of the above and send us your recycled strings, points will not be awarded.