If Apple announces a new iPad this year as they are rumored and predicted to, then there will no doubt be an iPad recycling frenzy.
ReCellular based in Ann Arbor, Michigan is getting ready to accept and recycle used iPads, including the original model and the iPad 2. Considering they keep their value well, the iPad (just like the iPhone) is a commodity many covet and pay a premium for.
So when Apple decides to finally release iPad 3, those who have the older model will most likely upgrade and then have a need to dispose of their current edition. Recellular is gearing up for the increase by hiring additional staff and also focusing more on tablets than smart phones.
What once was their core business, has now been revamped to accommodate the new trend in tech which is tablets, e-readers and the like.
via Ann Arbor