Electronics Recycling Drive

Recycle your old holiday lights, phones, batteries & more at ZooTampa

Electronics & Holiday Lights Recycling Drive

Recycle your electronics to save wildlife
Saturday, January 8th, 2022
10 AM - 1 PM
In the North Blvd parking lot, near Zoo School

Take action with ZooTampa and kick off 2022 with a New Year's resolution to protect and preserve wildlife. Let's keep the environment safe and clean all year round!

In that case, does the Zoo have the perfect "greening" opportunity to start your year off right? Join us on Saturday, January 8, for ZooTampa's Electronics and Holiday Lights Recycling Drive! From 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM, near Zoo School at the drive-thru area in the North Blvd parking lot, we will provide an environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted electronics and string holiday lights during our recycling event.

So, yes, that old phone languishing in your desk drawer or garage or those holiday lights that are broken or unused could save wildlife! Cell phones and other handheld electronic devices contain a material called coltan, which is often destructively mined in Central Africa, home to many endangered species like okapis, chimpanzees, and gorillas. In addition, festive lights, which cannot decompose, leak chemicals into the soil and can possibly harm animals. So rather than throwing them in the trash, bring them to the Zoo on January 8 for our recycling event!

You can take action and make a positive impact on the natural world by recycling your electronic items and lights and keeping them from going to a landfill.

Recyclable Items
  • Computers (desktop & Laptop)
  • Servers
  • Hard Drives
  • All Circuit Boards
  • UPS Battery Backups
  • Monitors (Flat Screen Only)
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • DVD players
  • VCRs
  • Modems
  • USB Cords
  • Routers
  • X-Ray Film
  • Cell Phone/ Mobile Phones
  • Telephones
  • Telephone Systems
  • Phone System Hardware
  • Insulated Cable & Wire
  • Video Games/X-Boxes
  • Laptops
  • Ipads & Tablets
  • Cable Boxes
  • Batteries
Items we do not recycle
  • Glass Bulbs
  • Large Home Appliances
  • Household Batteries
  • CRT Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Paint, Varnish or other chemicals
Helpful Information

A shredder is available to destroy any data or private information that might be on your devices. If you prefer, clear any personal data from the device by removing the SIM card and resetting your device or formatting the drive to erase the information.

By joining our drive, you aren’t just contributing to a local effort to save species — you are contributing to a global conservation endeavor!

Learn more at urbanerecycling.com

After recycling your electronics spend the day at the Zoo!