How to Get Rid of Old Speakers Properly

Last Edited: January 6, 2016 | Published: January 6, 2016 by

How to Get Rid of Old Speakers Properly

Any audiophile out there will probably upgrade their speakers more often than they upgrade their computer.  If this is you, then that means you probably have a bunch of old speakers around your house that you no longer use.  This leads to way too much clutter so you need to get rid of them.  But how do you do it?  Let’s look at what you can do to get rid of your old speakers the right way.

Friends and Family

While you may not use them any more, chances are they are still really great speakers.  If you don’t want them anymore, why not try giving them to a family member or one of your friends that could benefit from these great speakers?  Chances are you will easily find someone that will want them and will take them off your hands.  Play your cards right and they will just come over and pick them up for you so you won’t have to do much of anything to get rid of them.

Donate Them

If no one you know wants them, you could always donate them to someone.  You could try calling your local schools to see if they have need for them.  If they don’t, then you can always try services such as the Salvation Army and Goodwill.  They will probably take them off your hands and in many cases they will even schedule a pick up time so you don’t have to load them up yourself.

Repurpose Them

Of course, just because you don’t have use for them in your main room or wherever you listen to music, that doesn’t mean that you can repurpose them in another room.  Those speakers may make a great addition to a den or even a bedroom.  Before you just get rid of them and forget you ever had them, why not consider placing them somewhere else in your home so you can enjoy music all over your house?

Recycle Them

While you may be tempted to just toss those old speakers into the garbage, DON’T!  Just like computers and other electronics, speakers contain materials that can be harmful for the environment.  Instead, you should consider recycling them.  The materials inside speakers and even the external cases can easily be recycled for future manufacturing.  Just take them too your local computer store and they will most likely take care of it for you at no charge.


Speakers can take up quite a bit of room in your home, especially if you have some older speakers that are a little on the large size.  After you pick up a new set of speakers, you want to make sure that you get rid of those old, bulky speakers safely and in a manner that is good for the environment.  After all, you want to do your part to take care of the Earth, don’t you?  Recycling is a great way to dispose of them, but before you do, try to find other uses for them to extend their life.  No matter what you decide to do, just don’t throw them away.

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