With the big avdances in technology is very common that we have lots of electronic without use in home. We know that is not a good idea discard it in the common dump , so, these objects stay with no destination.
Many companies provide a secure recycling for their products, Apple is one of them.
"Recycling an Apple product should be as easy as using one." That's the Apple Renew program slogan. And that's what they do.
The program let you recycle your device at Apple Store or online. First make sure if your device may be eligible for the in store trade-in program. To do that online:
Tell Apple which device you have and they will send you a prepaid mailing label. Remember to delete your data and then ship your device.
For recent iPad or iPhone and recent Mac or PC you may receive a gift card. That will based on the received device matching the description you provided. Of course that Apple reserves the right to refuse or limit the quantity of any device for any reason. Provide the right description.
For iPod or Older Devices you can send the device and be sure they will recycle it responsibly or leave it in an Apple Store and get 10 percent off a new one. Unfortunately does not apply to iPod Shuffle. But is a big deal for a device that would be discarded.
Now the most impressive to me: watch how this robot separates the pieces from the device and be hypnotized. http://www.apple.com/recycling