Electronics Recycling Drive

Recycle your old phones, batteries, computers & more at ZooTampa

Electronics Recycling Drive

Recycle your electronics to save wildlife
Saturday, October 16th, 2021
10 AM - 1 PM
In the North Blvd parking lot, near Zoo School

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 16th, as we celebrate World Okapi Day with an electronics recycling drive. ZooTampa at Lowry Park is offering the Tampa Bay community a “greening” opportunity to celebrate this important occasion. From 10am until 1pm, in front of Zoo School at the drive-thru area, we will provide an environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted electronics. 

So, yes, that old phone languishing in your desk drawer or garage 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. Recycling your old cell phones and other handheld electronic devices allows for coltan to be reused, decreasing the need for mining – an action that ultimately helps to protect habitats and save wildlife!

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!