In Korea, I know of no recycle shops, but there are no dumps either. I cannot imagine sending my iPod touch skipping across a pond - that would be destructive and a waste. It isn't a good coaster nor would it be safe to prop my bed up on.
It works fine, but when it does die (years later?), I'll be very happy to be creative in my personal recycling of it. Perhaps I could do an artwork mural, the touch as the centre, holding up the hard artline.