Vdovichenko Denis / Shutterstock.com iPods and MP3 Players Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Electronic Waste Vdovichenko Denis / Shutterstock.com Consider DonationIf the iPod or MP3 player is still usable, please donate. Visit Athens’ Material Reuse page for ideas. City Specific Disposal OptionsPlease check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if electronic waste (e-waste) disposal options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.) Household E-Waste Drop-OffYour city or county may offer E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off sites and collection events.– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events– Riverside County– San Bernardino County– Ventura County Disposal Options For BusinessesE-waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply. Some e-waste drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above). Never Throw in the Garbage MP3 players contain metals that are toxic to the environment when not properly processed, so don’t throw them in the garbage. 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.