Apple Recycling Program

Purchase any qualifying Apple computer or monitor and receive free recycling of your old computer and monitor — regardless of manufacturer.

Here's how the program works.

  1. Purchase any Apple computer and/or Apple display from the online Apple Store or a retail Apple Store.
  2. Choose the "Apple Recycling Program" option during the checkout process.
  3. After your equipment ships, Apple will send you an email with instructions on how to recycle your old computer.
  4. Print the email — you'll need it later.
  5. Package your old computer and monitor securely in a box appropriate for ground transportation. Please note: retail Apple Stores will not accept items for recycling.
  6. Take the packages and a printed copy of your Apple recycling email to a FedEx location and drop them off for shipment.

Please refer to the email for more detailed instructions.

Terms & conditions
Free recycling is available with qualifying purchases of new or Apple-certified refurbished computers and/or displays. Purchase must be made at a retail Apple Store, at the online Apple Store, or through Apple telephone sales. Free recycling is not available at online Apple Stores that serve resellers or institutions. Purchases must be made within the 48 contiguous United States or District of Columbia. Purchases made in Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible. Free recycling offer does not include costs of packing materials, which must be supplied by the customer.

Buyer qualifications
The Apple Recycling Program is offered to consumers, customers at the Apple Store for education individual purchasers, and small business customers. This offer is not valid for institutions, corporations, or enterprise customers. (Apple offers a volume-recycling service for institutions, corporations, and enterprise customers through Apple Corporate Recycling. For more information, contact Apple Corporate Recycling at

Eligible products
Apple will accept for recycling computers, monitors, and peripherals — such as printers, mice, keyboards, scanners, and so on — from any manufacturer, except products contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with chemicals, biological agents, or other substances that are not integral to the original new equipment or otherwise associated with normal office or household environments. Apple will not accept hazardous waste. Apple will not accept batteries that are not an integral part of the system being recycled, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, CRTs that have been removed from their cases, or CRTs that are cracked or broken. Packaging requirements and procedures will be available as a link in the email.

About the California Environmental Fee
Beginning Jan. 1, 2005, the state of California began requiring that customers pay a small fee on certain electronics purchases to cover the cost of future recycling and disposal; the fee covers products that include displays measuring greater than four inches diagonally, such as an iMac, MacBook Pro, or Apple Cinema Display. This state-mandated California Environmental Fee is independent of the Apple Recycling Program, and Apple will charge you this fee if you are a California purchaser and you buy a product covered by the program whether or not you choose to recycle your old equipment through the Recycling Program.

Apple is not responsible for printing errors. Apple reserves the right to change without notice the Terms and Conditions, end the offer or modify the offer, at any time without notice.

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