iPods & MP3 Players

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Free Curbside Collection
Ipods and mp3 players may be put into a Ziploc bag and placed on top of your garbage can for curbside collection.

Free Drop-Off:
Cell phones may be dropped off at any of the following locations for free recycling.

Truckee Town Hall
10183 Truckee Airport Road | (530) 582-2909
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Truckee Elementary School
11911 Donner Pass Rd | (530) 582-2650
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Eastern Regional Landfill 

Trash Bin

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

Best Buy will take back MP3 players and many other home electronics for free; they also offer a trade-in program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. 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' Take Back Program

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 computer and electronics hardware from various manufacturers for free mail-in recycling, cash back or trade-ins. Get a quote for your hardware or a mail-in voucher here.

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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.