Alexandria Zoo is accepting cardboard for recycling. Blue containers are located behind Bringhurst Baseball Field for drop off. Recycling is for clean cardboard only. No other items may be placed in the containers.

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Gadgets & Gorillas

Cell phones and other electronic devices contain a mineral called Col-Tan (columbite-tantalite) mined from African habitats where gorillas and chimpanzees live. When coltan is destructively mined, it causies harm to these habitats and the animals and plants that call them home. Plus, it takes a ton of energy and resources to create an electronic device. By reclaiming the precious metals in gadgets, we can reduce stress on the environment and its inhabitants and deter toxic waste from our landfills.

  • WE ACCEPT: Cell phones, Smartphones, ipods, ipads, tablets, adapters, chargers, MP3 players, handheld gaming systems and the accessories that come with them.
  • Please erase the data from devices before dropping them off.