Record Players Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Electronic Waste Repair, Don’t Replace!Instead of buying new, support local businesses by having them repair and refurbish broken items. Search for repair options in your area. Consider DonationIf the record 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 A record player contains hazardous material that can leach into the environment if improperly disposed of. Never throw them in the garbage. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program Best Buy will recycle old record players and many other home electronics for free. They accept up to three items per day from each household. They also offer a trade-in program for more desired electronics. Find a location here. Ways to Reuse Sell It Some record players, even broken ones, are considered collectables. Consider selling yours on eBay or Facebook Marketplace. Did You Know? "Turntablism" - Art Making Turntable Artists are transforming old record players into illustrators. They have reinvented “turntablism,” which is a word describing the act of using a turntable to draw revolving images.