Reuse and Recycling Program

Apple finds efficient ways to reuse and recycle electronic equipment, including iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC computers, and displays. You may even get an Apple Store Gift Card for your old equipment.

Get an Apple Store Gift Card for the value of your old device.

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 Store 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.

Here’s how to get your gift card:

  1. Tell us about your device.

    Only iPhone or eligible smartphones, iPad, and Mac or PC desktop and notebook computers qualify for the Apple Reuse and Recycling Program.

  2. Get your estimate and ship your device.

    Apple contracts with external partners, who will estimate the fair market value of your product. These partners will provide convenient prepaid options to package and ship your product to their facility for evaluation.

  3. Receive your Apple Store Gift Card.

    After a short time, your Apple Store Gift Card will arrive. Use it for purchases at any Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store.1

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Recycle your computer or display free.

If all you want is to dispose of your unwanted equipment — regardless of brand — we can help you do that. Apple contracts with Sims Recycling Solutions to responsibly recycle computers and displays from any manufacturer. Generate a prepaid shipping label by going to Then pack up your equipment using your own box and send it off. For more information about Sims Recycling Solutions or questions about this program call 800-966-4135.

Recycle Mac batteries free.

Bring your old Mac batteries to an Apple Retail Store near you and we’ll recycle them free.

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Other Free U.S. Recycling Programs

If you live in one of the following states, you can participate in free electronics recycling programs by visiting the sites below:
Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia

If you live in Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, or Virginia, fill out this request form to participate in a free recycling program.

International Recycling Programs

We operate or participate in recycling programs in these regions:
Europe, Africa, the Middle
East, and India

Asia Pacific and Australia
Brazil, Costa Rica,
and Mexico

Recycling in Cupertino

Since October 2002, Apple has encouraged residents of the city of Cupertino — home of Apple’s worldwide headquarters — to recycle their used or unwanted computers and home electronics free at Apple’s Cupertino recycling collection facility. For more information about this program, call 408‑862‑2667.