Record Players Illegal in Garbage & Drains E-Waste Never Throw in the Trash A record player contains hazardous material that can leach into the environment if improperly disposed of. Never throw them in the trash. Ways to Reuse Sell on Ebay Some record players, even broken ones, are considered collectables. There are also crafters who purchase and repurpose old record players. Consider selling them on Ebay for a few bucks. Donate to a Thrift Shop Drop off an unwanted record player at a local thrift store. Donating unwanted items extends their lifespans. Did You Know? "Turntablism" - Art Making Turntable Artists are transforming old record players into illustrators. They have reinvented “turntablism,” which is a word describing the act of using a turntable to draw revolving images.