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Toronto Zoo E-Waste Collection Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Toronto Zoo Drop Off Loop
9:30am to 4:00pm

Do you ever wonder what happens to your old electronics, also known as e-waste?

Over 50 million tonnes of e-waste is produced every year and only 15-20% of it is recycled properly! The remaining electronics are sent directly to the landfill. Electronics are valuable and potentially hazardous materials that need to be recycled properly.

Bring your e-waste to the Toronto Zoo on Saturday, October 21, 2017 and help support great ape conservation. GEEP (Global Electric Electronic Processing) will be collecting all donated e-waste. GEEP Inc. will responsibly recycling all items in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. All donations from the event are in support of PhoneApes. This event directly correlates to the message of protecting the forest habitat of great apes in our PhoneApes program. Materials found in our electronics are mined from the same region Lowland Gorillas call home and by recycling your electronics you are reducing the demand to mine in that region.

The Toronto Zoo will be accepting a number of electronics including Monitors, TVs, Computers, Notebooks, Servers, Wire, Aluminum, Keyboards, Mice, Electronic Scrap, Small Appliances, Laptops, Tablets, iPods, Radios and, of course, Cellphones.

The collection truck will be located on the sidewalk near the drop-off-loop at the zoo's front entrance. Let’s bring awareness to Waste Reduction Week in Canada, October 16, to 22, 2017.

Charles Toronto Zoo Gorilla sitting in enclosure

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


Please note, on Wednesday, 2018-03-28 a portion of the Americas Pavilion will be closed for a special event taking place from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The Americas Pavilion aviary and primate wing will remain open during that time period and the full Americas Pavilion will reopen as of 12:00 pm.