Sunday, January 15, 2012

Apple Starts a Recycling Program for Electronic Equipment such as iPhone and iPad

Apple has launched a recycling scheme that could help you make money from your old iPhone, iPad, Mac or even Windows PC.

The Reuse and Recycling Programme will be operated by Dataserv GmbH and will allow you to dispose of old or unused electronic equipment.

We can read from the official site:
"Apple’s commitment to the environment includes finding the most efficient ways to reuse or recycle electronic equipment at the end of its useful life, including iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC computers, and displays from any manufacturer. You may even get some money for your old equipment."

"Whether it's an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC computer, working or not, we'll take it and determine if it qualifies for reuse and has a monetary value. If it does, the amount will be credited directly into your bank account. If it doesn't, you can recycle it responsibly through one of our free recycling programmes."

All you have to do is go to their website, and fill in some data about the equipment you want to recycle as they only accept iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC desktops, and notebook computers. You will have to fill some questions about the device's condition.

After this you will get a fair market value estimate made by Dataserv who will send you a pre-paid shipping label. Now you can send them your equipment and upon arrival and verification they will pay you directly to your bank account.

This recycling program started in the US in August 2011 but only allowed their customers to change their old equipment for Apple Gift Cards. Now it reaches UK, France and Germany offering cash deposited directly transfered to your bank account.


  1. I guess it's something, either way get something out it, better than throwing it away and not getting a dime.

  2. i thought of this, like scraping it for the gold. but then i cracked a beer and that interest went away as fast at that beer

  3. good to know they are starting to do something about the enviroment

  4. If they really wanted to reduce reuse recycle they'd make products that can be up dated and not re made!

  5. Beware of these so called "recycling" programs. Much "recycled" products end up simply being shipped to a different country and left in a landfill.