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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.


RESTRING & RECYCLING EVENTS

  • West Music - Cedar Falls

    Oct 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    6322 University Ave
    Unit H
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613


    Date/Time of Event:
    Oct 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.westmusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Kyle Ware ( kware@westmusic.com ) ( (319) 277-1000 )

  • West Music - Coralville

    Oct 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    1212 Fifth Street
    Coralville, IA 52241

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Oct 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.westmusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Kyle Ware ( kware@westmusic.com ) ( (319) 351-2000 )

  • West Music - Decorah

    Oct 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    126 East Water Streeet
    Decorah, IA 52101

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Oct 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.westmusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Kyle Ware ( kware@westmusic.com ) ( (563) 382-3684 )

  • West Music - Dubuque

    Oct 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    2255 John F Kennedy Road
    Dubuque, IA 52002

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Oct 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.westmusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Kyle Ware ( kware@westmusic.com ) ( (563) 583-7333 )

  • West Music - Marion

    Oct 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    1398 Twixt Town Road
    Marion, IA 52302

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Oct 26, 2019
    10:00 AM
    05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.westmusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Kyle Ware ( kware@westmusic.com ) ( (319) 377-9100 )

  • West Music - Moline

    Oct 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    4305 44th Ave
    Moline, IA 61265

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Oct 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.westmusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Kyle Ware ( kware@westmusic.com ) ( (309) 764-9300

  • SM Hanson Music, Inc.

    Nov 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Event Address:
    335 South Clark St
    Salina, KS 67401

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 02, 2019
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.smhansonmusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Rick Hanson ( rick@smhansonmusic.com ) ( (785) 825-6273 )

  • Music Village

    Nov 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Event Address:
    4598 S 700 W
    Riverdale, UT 84405


    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 09, 2019
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.musicvillageusa.com  

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Alyssa Gilbert ( alyssa@musicvillageusa.com ) ( (801) 399-1418 )

  • Metronome Music Inc.

    Nov 09, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Event Address:
    40 South Trimble Rd.
    Mansfield, OH 44906

     

    Date/Time of Event:
    Nov 09, 2019

    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

     

    Website Info:
    www.metronomemusic.com

     

    Dealer Contact:
    Chris Stecker ( chris@metronomemusic.com ) ( (419) 526-3838 )

  • Music World

    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 )



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.


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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.