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Musical instruments

Find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle musical instruments


Before thinking about reuse, recycling or disposal options for your musical instrument, have you considered whether it could be repaired?

There are several repair cafes and groups in Suffolk who offer free help to local communities. Please visit the repair cafes page to find out more.


Musical instruments in working condition can be passed on or sold through websites and/or music shops. Alternatively, they can be donated to charity shops.

Disposal and recycle

If you have an instrument broken beyond economic repair, please take it to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and place it in the material container appropriate to what the instrument is made from.