“Last year, Apple expanded its recycling program to include the Apple Watch,” Andrew O’Hara reports for iDownloadBlog. “Now a year later, Apple is offering Apple Store gift cards for qualifying trade-ins of the wearable.”

“As they do for other tech such as older iPhones, when you trade in your Apple Watch, you can get a gift card to use towards a new device,” O’Hara reports. “Depending on the device, it appears right now you can earn $50-$175 for your old Apple Watch depending on [the model and condition].”

O’Hara reports, “The program is done through a partnership with BrightStar, who Apple has been working with since the program launched in 2013.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s a good service (more for ease-of-use than amount of payments). Our Apple Watch Nike + Series 2 units were “recycled” this way. But, as with our original iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Macs, we’re keeping our original 1st generation Apple Watch units!