Apple will now give you a gift card for trading in an older Apple Watch

Last year, Apple expanded its recycling program to include the Apple Watch. 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.

Depending on the device, it appears right now you can earn $50-$175 for your old Apple Watch depending on which model, and the condition it is in.

An original, working 38mm aluminum Apple Watch will net you $50, and a working 42mm Series 2 stainless steel model will bring in $175.

The program is done through a partnership with BrightStar, who Apple has been working with since the program launched in 2013.

To recycle your tech, you fill out the questionnaire about your device, send it in, and once they confirm the appraisal, they will issue a gift card in the proper amount.

While it definitely has a convenience factor, you are probably better off trying to sell your device elsewhere to bring in a little bit more.