Never Throw in the Trash
MP3 players contain metals that are toxic to the environment when not properly processed, so don’t throw them in the trash.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program
Apple Recycling Program
Apple runs a refurbishing and recycling program for unwanted iPods and other Apple products. Mail in your iPod to be recycled, or bring it into an Apple retail location. Find out more. You will be given store credit for qualifying devices.
Staples' Take Back Program
HP Hardware Recycling
HP accepts MP3 players and electronics hardware from various manufacturers for free mail-in recycling. Request a mail-back label here.
Gazelle Trade-In Program
Gazelle purchases used Apple computers, iPods, cell phones and tablets, then refurbishes or recycles them for future use. Get a quote for your item, ship it free of charge and receive payment as soon as they’ve inspected it. Find out more.
Microsoft Trade-In and Recycling Program
Visit any Microsoft store location to trade in old devices, game consoles or games for Microsoft store credit. If your items no longer carry substantial value, they will be wiped of data and safely recycled. If you aren’t near a store location, you can request a prepaid postage label to mail in your items.