Apple Recycling Programme

Recycling in the US and Canada

In 2001, the Apple Recycles programme began a take-back service for our customers in the US and Canada. This programme has recycled over 90% (by weight) of all the electronic equipment collected.

Apple recycling programme

Apple’s commitment to being a responsible environmental citizen includes working to ensure that electronic equipment is properly disposed of at the end of its useful life. Apple’s free computer and iPod recycling programmes in the US make it easy for consumers to help protect the environment. Apple customers in the US have several options for recycling their used iPods, systems and displays.

Apple has expanded its successful recycling programme, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Mac. US customers who buy a new Mac through the Apple Store or Apple’s retail stores will receive free shipping and environmentally friendly disposal of their old computer. Learn more

Recycling in the US and Canada

US and Canadian customers who want to dispose of their used computers or monitors at any other time may also use Apple’s Recycling programme by purchasing a pre-paid shipping label and shipping their used computer or monitor to Apple’s recycling partner.

To recycle old equipment, just purchase a pre-paid shipping label from the Electronic Recycling Programme, or call 888-638-2761. The $30 (US) fee covers all costs associated with shipping used products to the Apple recycling vendor. Packaging materials are provided, if needed.

Read more about recycling in Maryland, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and West Virginia.

Recycling in Cupertino, California

Since October 2002, Apple has partnered with the City of Cupertino — home of Apple’s worldwide headquarters — to develop an electronics recycling programme. Through this programme, the City’s residents can return their used or unwanted computer systems and selected home electronics (regardless of manufacturer) to Apple’s Cupertino recycling collection facility. The service is provided to residents free of charge.

This recycling programme is an outstanding example of business and local government working together to reduce the impact of electronic waste. It has been so successful that Apple and the City of Cupertino have signed an agreement to extend the programme.

For more information about this unique recycling programme, call Apple’s recorded informational message at 408-862-2667.

Recycling in Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia

Customers in Oklahoma and Texas may recycle their existing Apple desktop and laptop computers, monitors and accompanying keyboard and mouse for free. Fill out the request form to receive free shipping. Read more about the Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia Computer Equipment Recycling programme.