Apple Expands Recycling Options for Old Computers and Mobile Devices
By on August 9th, 2011

Today, MacRumors has discovered that Apple has updated its reuse and recycling programs. This program helps consumers recycle their outdated computers and mobiles. The new changes include the addition of old iPhone and iPad devices and free recycling is provided for all computers and displays, regardless of manufacture.

Apple Recycle Program

iPhone and iPad are now accepted for Apple gift card trade-ins. Apple has partnered with PowerOn for a while now and offers users to trade in an old Mac or PC. In exchange for the trade in, an Apple gift card is offered for the fair market value of the computer. This offer has been expanded to iPhone and iPad devices.

 Turn that iPhone, iPad, or computer — Mac or PC — you’re not using anymore into something brand new. Send it to us and we’ll determine if it qualifies for reuse. If it does, that means your device has monetary value that we’ll apply to an Apple Gift Card, which you can use for purchases at any Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store. If your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC doesn’t qualify for reuse, we’ll recycle it responsibly at no cost to you.

Apple also has had an existing partnership with WeRecycle to help recycle computers that no longer have any trade-in value. The service previously offered free recycling of all old Macs and PCs for customers purchasing Macs. Now, Apple has expanded its partnership with WeRecycle to support free recycling of all brands of computers and display, regardless of whether the user is purchasing a new Mac.

If all you want is to dispose of your unwanted equipment — regardless of brand — we can help you do that. Apple contracts with WeRecycle! to responsibly recycle computers and displays from any manufacturer. Just call 877-712-2405 to receive a free prepaid shipping label. Then pack up your equipment using your own box and send it off.

In addition, Apple also continues to offer its iPod and mobile phone recycling program. The program offers users 10% off of the purchase of a new iPod when they trade in an old iPod at an Apple retail store. Users also have the option to recycle their old iPods or mobile phones free of charge via mail.

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Author: Parth Dhebar
Parth Dhebar is a 18 year-old entrepreneur. He is the founder of Simple Reviews, a blog focused on reviewing iPhone and iPad applications. Parth is a recognized name in the industry, known for covering Apple news. He is an editor at Techie-Buzz covering news on Apple. You can follow him on Twitter @pdparticle.

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