String & Twine

Alternative ways to recycle
Put in Garbage

General Tips on Handling, Preparing for Disposal, Recycling

Ensure that the material is cut up into smaller pieces, less than a foot, and make sure to place it in a covered bin so as not to harm wildlife or get tangled in machinery.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Compost Jute or Sisal

Hay bale twine, if made from jute or sisal, is 100% biodegradable and can be composted. 

Drop Off Nylon Fishing Line

For fishing line, start by calling the fish and wildlife department to find out where to go. Or check popular places that accept old lines in marked bins placed either inside or outside, including bait and tackle shops, boat ramps, piers, and fishing access points.

Recycle Instrument Strings with TerraCycle

Instrument strings can be recycled most often with music retailers, through a partnership with TerraCycle and D’Addario Strings.

Ways to Reduce

Higher Quality = Longer Life

When possible, investing in a higher-quality fishing line and orchestral string will ensure an extended lifetime and use of the material.4

Ways to Reuse

Getting Crafty

String and twine can be reused in arts and crafts projects, as well as DIY purposes around the home or garden.