Apple has recently expanded its iPad trade-in program to multiple retail stores in European countries, including the U.K., France, Spain, and Germany. Apfelpage.de and iPhoneAddict.fr first spotted it and the program lets customers recycle their older iPad models for credit, towards the purchase of new devices at local Apple retail stores. The iPad program was launched just last month in the U.S. and Canada on Earth Day as a go-green initiative to help consumers recycle old iOS devices. Devices that are tradable include iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini for store credit, but newer iPad Airs and Retina iPad minis are not yet eligible for trading in.

It is unclear as to how much exactly the company is paying for the recycled devices in the international stores, however, they will likely be similar to the existing trade-in program available in the U.S., with less money for devices that are in poor physical condition. Also not confirmed, is Apple taking in non-working and broken devices for free, providing a way for customers to recycle these old devices responsibly. This iPad trade-in program is just like the existing iPhone trade-in program that debuted last year in the U.S. before expanding to the U.K.

Source: Apfelpage.de, iPhoneAddict.fr