Cincinnati Zoo wants your E-Waste

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is sponsoring an e-waste recycling drive to collect and recycle unwanted electronic waste from guests during the Zoo's Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration.

Collection is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

All electronics will be recycled by 2trg, a certified recycler that operates under zero landfill and zero export policies. Data storage devices will be sanitized according to NIST SP 800-88 standards.

A $10 cash fee will be charged for each TV. All other acceptable items will be recycled for free.

Acceptable items include cables, CD-ROM drives, cellular phones, circuit boards, computer speakers, CPUs, CRT monitors, docking stations, DVD players, fax machines, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mainframes, mice, microwaves, modems, PDAs, personal copiers, printers, processor chips, scanners, servers, speakers, tape and disc drives, telephones, televisions, terminals, and VCR players.

Appliances, batteries, and light bulbs will not be accepted.

Any cellular phones collected will be donated to the Zoo's Project Saving Species cell phone recycling program.

The Cincinnati Zoo is making it easy for you to donate. A drive-thru drop-off station will be available at the additional Zoo parking lot at the corner of Vine Street and Erkenbrecher Avenue. The lot is across from the main entrance and Vine Street parking lot.

Admission is free after 5:00 p.m. Parking is $8.00.

While at the Zoo, check out the free Tunes and Blooms Concert from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

*NOTE: Any items received from outside this list will be charged a processing fee based
on product type and cost to properly/safely dispose of. In some cases, the items may
need to be returned to the sender at the sender's expense.