Apple have launched a recycling service for UK consumers wishing to recycle their old Apple iPad, iPhone, Mac  or PC equipment.


If the equipment is operational you will receive cash directly into your bank account, otherwise Apple will dispose of the kit in an environmentally conscious method.  Interestingly they will only accept fully operational PCs for recycling.

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

The service will be operated by Dataserv GmbH.

The monetary value on offer does seem rather mean -- as an example, they offer you £49 for a fully operational iPhone 3GS 16Gb however a quick scan of the internet shows that other recycling services are offering around £108

Apple already offer a number of recycling schemes in other countries.

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