OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW,  RECYCLE YOUR E-WASTE AT CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO

-- Recycle your old electronics responsibly at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s e-waste recycling event. --


December 31, 2010, Colorado Springs, CO – Clean out your basement and clear out the garage - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is partnering with Blue Star Recycling to host a community e-waste recycling fundraiser Saturday, January 8, 2011. You can drop off just about anything that plugs in, with the exception of refrigerators or A/C units. Best of all, a portion of the fee stays right here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We’ll even give you a coupon for $2.00 off Cheyenne Mountain Zoo admission for up to six people.

Saturday, January 8, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cheyenne
Mountain Zoo parking lot

Cameras: FREE

Hard drive shredding: $5

Microwaves: FREE

Monitors: $10

Televisions: $1/inch (diagonal)

All other items: FREE

E-waste accounts for 70% of heavy metals in landfills, which can contaminate soil and groundwater. Some recyclers ship e-waste to countries with no worker safety or environmental standards. Blue Star Recyclers provides safe and secure e-waste recycling, and no hazardous e-waste will be land-filled, incinerated, or shipped abroad. They’ll even destroy your data-storage devices for you to prevent identity theft.

You can recycle your old cell phones, print cartridges, and batteries (taped on each end) at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo any day of the year. Just drop them at the admissions booth during normal business hours. Your waste turns into cash that helps us support our animal conservation programs. Find out more about what Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is doing and what you can do on our website.