iPods and MP3 Players

Alternative ways to recycle
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Recycle with E-Waste

iPods and MP3 players require special handling. They contain metals that are toxic to the environment. Please recycle with e-waste.

⚠ PLEASE NOTE: Physically broken e-waste items (with broken physical parts / screens) should be treated and disposed as hazardous waste, as these items may contain dangerous substances such as mercury. SSF Scavenger does not accept mixed/broken e-waste as part of their e-waste collection / recycling program.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Best Buy Recycling Program

Best Buy accepts MP3 players and many other home electronics for free recycling. They accept up to three items per day from each household. They also offer a trade-in program for high value electronics. Find a location here.


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 Recycling Services

Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including MP3 players, desktop computers, tablets, monitors and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.


HP Hardware Recycling

HP accepts MP3 players and electronics hardware from various manufacturers for free mail-in recycling. Request a mail-back label here.


Microsoft Recycling Program

Visit any Microsoft store location to recycle old devices or game consoles. Qualifying electronics will be given a trade-in offer. Find out how to trade-in or recycle your item in person or online here.