1-12-2016

RECYCLE OLD ELECTRONICS AT THE ZOO

– Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Hosts Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday –

January 12, 2016, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Blue Star Recyclers are hosting an Electronics Recycling Event at the Zoo this Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is welcome to drop off just about anything that plugs in. (Exceptions are refrigerators, freezers and A/C units.) Many recyclables will be taken free of charge. More complicated and toxic products like televisions, computer monitors, printers and small appliances will be accepted for a small fee. For a full list of free items, fee items or for more information, visit www.cmzoo.org/ecycle. A portion of the recycling fees as well as any additional monetary donations collected at the event support the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. By participating in Saturday’s e-waste recycling event, you’re helping animals at the Zoo and in the wild!

Because it is toxic to the environment, it is illegal in Colorado to dump e-waste in the landfill. Recycling e-waste helps to eliminate health and environmental hazards, and it also helps preserve animal habitats in the wild by reducing the need to mine for new materials.

FAST FACTS

Title: Electronics Recycling Event
Location: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Parking Lot
Date: Saturday, January 16
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost:
All fees and donations are tax deductible. (Amounts listed below are paid by the owner of the
item to cover the costs of recycling. Participants will not be charged Zoo admission to recycle items.)
Flat Screen Televisions & Monitors (measured diagonally): $0.50 per inch
Box TVs & Monitors (measured diagonally): $1.75 per inch
Hard Drive Shredding: $5
Printers & Faxes: $5
Small Appliances: $5
Computers & Laptops: FREE
Cell Phones: FREE
Batteries (lithium batteries must be separated.): FREE
Christmas Lights: FREE

For a full event flyer, visit: http://cmzoo.org/ecycle.

 

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 230 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just ten operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.