Recycle electronics this Saturday at the Detroit Zoo

27 Sep 2012

The Detroit Zoo is having a free electronic waste recycling event this Saturday, September 29th (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), in the Zoo’s front parking lot beneath the water tower.  Cell phones, cameras, DVD players, televisions, stereos, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, mixers, hair dryers, holiday lights, microwaves and the like will be accepted.  Items not accepted include large appliances (think refrigerators and air conditioners), light bulbs, household batteries, lithium batteries, VHS cassette tapes, medical equipment and gas cylinders.

The Detroit Zoological Society is dedicated to green efforts in its operations and in the community, and even states environmental leadership as part of its mission.  In addition to its recycling efforts, other green actions taken at the Zoo include installing rain barrels and a planted rain garden, replacing gas-powered golf carts with solar/electric hybrid carts, installing touchless sensor faucets and low-flow toilets in some bathrooms, and replacing traditional hot water heaters with tankless hot water heaters.

At the Zoo’s first-ever electronics recycling event, over 103,000 pounds of electronic waste was collected.

For more on the Zoo’s green initiative visit here.

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