Apple announced today the launch of its free computer take-back program, offering US customers environmentally friendly recycling of their old computer when they buy a new Mac.
Beginning today, the Apple Store and Apple retail stores will give US customers the option of recycling their unwanted PCs, regardless of the manufacturer.
Apple will send labels and email with instructions for those interested to the program. So, when that person wants to recycle its equipment, they just have to package and label it.
Apple’s recycling programs have processed more than 21 million pounds of electronics worldwide since 1994. Apple continues to offer a free iPod(R) 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. The company also operates a free drop-off recycling service at its headquarters in Cupertino for used computer systems and home electronics.
Apple’s free computer take-back program is offered to customers in the 48 contiguous United States.
So if you want to buy a new Mac instead of an old, obsolete computer, this might be your chance.