Put down the headphones and step away from the waste bin — those old electronics can be reused or recycled. At Skullcandy, we’re doing our best to reduce waste, and we appreciate you taking the time to learn about recycling your old headphones or earbuds. Recycling is easy — we’ve listed a few options below.
1. LOCAL DONATION CENTERS
The best way to dispose of your unwanted (but still fully functional) electronics is to give them to someone who can use them but may not be able to buy them new. Local donation centers would love to take your old headphones for someone in need. Below, you’ll find links to some of the larger programs
Fortunately, the EU has a robust recycling program anchored by private local retailers. The extensive network of participating retailers means there’s probably one near you. Below, you’ll find links to some of the big stores with recycling programs in the EU.
3. YOUR LOCAL RECYCLING CENTER
You can’t just toss your electronics in the recycle bin with your cardboard and aluminum cans, but there’s probably a recycling center near you. These are normally broken up into different areas per type of recycled materials, and most have an area for electronics. Below, you’ll find links to help you find recycling centers near you.
- Stena Recycling (You can find locations across Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland)
For more information about recycling in the EU, start here. Check out your local government website for information about where to drop off your recyclable waste. You may also want to contact your local electronics store about recycling. If they don’t already have a program, you may be motivation for them to start.