December 5th 2017
By Mike Flaminio
Apple's Renew and Recycling program is an efficient way to get rid of old Apple gear. If the device is working, you may qualify for an Apple gift card or otherwise, Apple will appropriately dispose of the device free of charge.
The service uses Bright Star to facilitate the process and they began taking Apple Watches along with other devices.
If you're looking to press the easy-button, this is a quick way to either turn a device into store credit or safely recycle it. Generally though, if it's fully functional as required for credit, you're better off selling it yourself or trading it in with other services.