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Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo!
Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 26
Here at the Zoo, we’re all about being good stewards of the environment. That’s why Earth Day is such a big deal around here. Celebrate with us by bringing in your recyclables and taking part in cool activities that help you learn how to be a little “greener” in the future. Also, watch animal feeding demonstrations and meet some of our keepers.
Animal enrichment schedule coming soon:
Recycling Items List
All items mentioned below can be dropped off between 10 am and 4 pm in the Zoo’s main parking lot off Anthony Wayne Trail:
• Aluminum cans
• Computer peripherals
• Desktop and laptop computers
• VHS, DVDs & CDs
• Microwave ovens
• MP3 players
• Small household appliances
• Other working electronics
• Vacuum cleaners
• Old Christmas lights
• Jeans & jean-material clothing
• Other clothing*
• Rubber-soled shoes
• Other shoes*
• Paper & secure documents for shredding
• Phone books
• Plastic bags
• Plastic bottles
• Print cartridges**
• Cell phones**
• Tires – up to 10 passenger tires (on or off rims); residents only – NO businesses
• Televisions (maximum size 32 inch screen)
*Please separate out these items before you arrive – they will be handled by different recyclers.
**Supports Toledo Zoo conservation initiatives.
NO LARGE APPLIANCES, OR AIR CONDITIONING UNITS will be accepted this year.
The Toledo Zoo would like to thank the following organizations for their recycling efforts at Party for the Planet:
Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful
Lucas County Solid Waste Management District
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC)
Recycle it USA
What is the Zoo doing to make a difference?
Earth Day and Party for the Planet only come once a year but the Zoo has an extensive range of sustainability practices that are used in daily operations. Click here to learn more about our Sustainability practices.