You can help Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and its efforts to promote sustainability by bringing your recyclables to the Zoo on Sunday, November 13, in celebration of America Recycles Day.
Everyone is invited to get in the conservation spirit and drop off select recyclables at the Zoo in exchange for one free admission with the purchase of a regular admission.
Eligible recyclables include aluminum cans, newspapers, catalogs, junk mail, office paper, inkjet and toner cartridges and cell phones and accessories. Free document shredding presented by Shredding Network will be available until 2 p.m. with a limit of five bags/boxes.
Visitors also can bring used athletic shoes, running shoes and sneakers of any brand for the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program. No shoes containing metal, cleats, dress shoes or sandals will be accepted.
Proceeds from aluminum cans collected will benefit elephant ecology research and conservation efforts in southern Africa.
America Recycles Day also features exhibitors who promote other aspects of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” backyard compost bins will be available for sale through the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and a rain barrel workshop will be held (pre-registration required for workshop).
The Zoo can help you make every day a recycle day. Compact fluorescent light bulbs, cell phones, batteries and accessories and ink jet and toner cartridges can be dropped off any day at the recycling station in the Zoo’s Exhibit Hall. Newspapers, magazines, junk mail and shredded paper (bagged) can be deposited in the yellow and green Abitibi-Bowater Paper Retriever bins in the rear of the Hippo Parking Lot behind The RainForest.
Northeast Ohio’s most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $11 per person, $8 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free.