Apple Recycling Program

The Apple Renew program and its Liam recycling robot were a big part of the Apple event this week. It's essentially a recycling program in which Apple will take your devices and scrap them for parts. It's a partnership with Brightstar, and phones in good working shape will catch some decent money. Be warned, though, that if your phone or tablet or computer has anything beyond normal wear and tear, you'll be able to recycle it for free but Apple won't give you any trade-in value.

Head on over to this site Apple set up where you can arrange to turn in your phone and see how much you'll get for it. The value ranges from $50 for iPhone 4s in good shape to $300 for a 6S Plus. Apple will take your old iPads for anywhere from $65 to $225. Renew also will accept some MacBooks and even newer Windows computer—probably part of the big push we saw this week from Apple, which wants Windows users to upgrade to iPad Pros. Trade-in values for those can vary wildly.