Although Apple does offer their own recycling options, they have decided to pull their products from consideration for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification:
Apple has notified EPEAT that it is withdrawing its products from the EPEAT registry and will no longer be submitting its products to EPEAT for environmental rating.
The move may have more to do with how Apple designs its products, since items like repairability and upgradeability come into play. Unfortunately, this isn’t without issue—like many government organizations, the city of San Francisco won’t buy Macs, according to GigaOM:
Officials with the San Francisco Department of Environment told CIO Journal on Monday they would send out letters over the next two weeks, informing all 50 of the city’s agencies that Apple laptops and desktops “will no longer qualify” for purchase with city funds.
Update: Looks like Apple is sharing their thoughts on the matter.