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 give you the chance to get rid of old or unwanted technology.
“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,” a message on the website reads.
“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.”
To get started, you can visit the website and answer a few questions about the device you wish to recycle. You’ll then get an estimate of its value from Dataserv, who will send you a pre-paid shipping label.
You can then send the item and upon receipt it will be verified. After that, the value of the device will be paid directly into your bank account.
You can also now recycle old iPods and mobile phones through Apple.