Apple Now Recycle Any Brand of Computer


The details are sketchy, hot off a press release, even their own website currently says 'check back soon', but it looks like Apple have just enhanced their computer take-back program. They will, as of June, accept any brand of computer for free recycling. That's so long as the customer (in the 48 contiguous United States) is purchasing a new Mac. Sounds like a trade-in type deal. The recycling itself is said to happen within the US, and no hazardous material will be exported. Free shipping is included. The press release goes on to say, "Apple's recycling programs have processed more than 21 million pounds of electronics worldwide since 1994. Apple continues to offer a free iPod® recycling program through its US retail stores, providing environmentally friendly disposal of any unwanted iPod and a 10 percent discount on the purchase of a new iPod." ::Apple, via Mac Daily News.Whoops. Justin had already mentioned all this back here.