What to do with old / broken JBL speakers and headphones

JBL Electronics Recycling and Sustainability

After JBL devices are no longer in use, it is best to discard the device with an e-waste handling facility.

Recycle to Reduce E-Waste

Keep in mind that all electronics should not be put in the trash. Find an electronics collection site near you to simply drop it off.
If there is no collection site near you or you have a large quantity of devices you may need to work directly with a recycler.

Please follow your state’s electronic waste law and guidelines.

If your electronics are no longer usable:

  • Properly dispose of e-waste by visiting a recycling facility in your state or community. Before you recycle, remember to:
  • Delete all personal information from your electronics.
  • Call your city for any special programs or collection events that may be available to you.
  • Visit the US Environmental Protection Agency for additional recycling and donation resources.

If you have electronics that are still usable:

  • Donate them to your favorite charity (remember to delete all personal information from your electronics.
  • Visit the US Environmental Protection Agency for programs near you.
  • List them on the online materials exchange


Learn more about your state’s law and regulations:

Indiana – Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Washington – Washington State Department of Ecology

  • Website: https://ecology.wa.gov/
  • Headquarters, Olympia 360-407-6000
  • Northwest Regional Office, Bellevue 425-649-7000
  • Southwest Regional Office, Olympia 360-407-6300
  • Central Regional Office, Union Gap 509-575-2490
  • Eastern Regional Office, Spokane 509-329-3400

Wisconsin – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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  1. Good to know that you can contact a recycler if there is no collection point nearby. I’ve mucked out my basement and need someone to pick up the scrap. Hopefully I will find a suitable contact person for proper scrap disposal.

    Gut zu wissen, man sich an einen Recycler wenden kann, wenn sich keine Sammelstelle in der jeweiligen Nähe befindet. Ich habe meinen Keller ausgemistet und brauche einen Abnehmer für den Schrott. Hoffentlich finde ich einen geeigneten Ansprechpartner für ordnungsgemäße Schrottentsorgung.

  2. I have a lot of junk at home. Good to know that you can donate it or sell it to the scrap dealer. I will probably consider both.
    Ich habe einiges an Schrott zu Hause. Gut zu wissen, dass man diesen spenden oder auch an den Schrotthandel verkaufen kann. Ich werde wahrscheinlich beides in Betracht ziehen.

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