Recycle and restring event to be held at music center

Local musicians can celebrate Earth Month and International Guitar Month by attending a free recycle and restring event 11 a.m. April 18 at Robert M. Sides Music Center, 201 Mulberry St. Musicians can bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with D’Addario NYXL or Nickel Bronze Acoustic strings. Old strings collected during the event will be recycled through Playback, D’Addario’s free, national recycling program.

Since 1937, Robert M. Sides has been dedicated to providing quality service for local music education. There are four Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers, each one offering an experienced and helpful staff dedicated to connecting the community through the power of music.

Playback is the world’s first instrument string recycling program, launched through a partnership between D’Addario and international recycling company TerraCycle. The program is a part of D’Addario’s Players Circle loyalty program, and allows registered users to recycle their used strings in exchange for extra Players Circle points. Musicians attending the recycle and restring events will receive a code at the event, redeemable for extra Players Circle points. Points can be used towards merchandise or donated to the D’Addario Foundation, the company’s nonprofit organization supporting music education in underserved communities.

D’Addario has been consistently committed to the environment, working to reduce their company’s packaging waste and use the most environmentally responsible packaging available on the market. Their partnership with TerraCycle allows them to further reinforce their role as an environmental leader in the music industry.

TerraCycle is a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste, working with companies to implement recycling initiatives and finding solutions for materials otherwise destined for landfill.

Musicians interested in recycling through Playback can visit For more information on the recycle and restring event, contact Robert M. Sides Family Music Center at 570-326-2094.