The Zoo employs numerous recycling efforts, some of which include:
The Zoo collects and recycles old cellphones through EcoCell! Recycling
cell phones helps to reduce coltan mineral extraction, which contributes
to destruction of gorilla habitats. If you have an old cellphone,
consider donating it to the Zoo to recycle.
Visitors can recycle their Zoo maps in our collection bin located
in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place. Help the Zoo's green efforts by
recycling your maps as you leave!
In 2016, 35,560 pounds and 718,312 units of materials were recycled with the Zoo's Pepsi recycling bins. Since inception of the program (June 2015 - December 31, 2016), the Zoo has recycled 54,140 pounds and 1,093,628 units!
The Zoo recycles other items used in its administration and operation,
such as its computers, printer cartridges, paper, cardboard, light
bulbs, food and motor oils, restaurant cups and scrap metals.
The Zoo holds an annual staff Electronics Recycling Day in the
summer. After two years of participation in this program, the Zoo has
recycled over 800 pounds of electronics. Learn where to recycle your