Cell Phone Recycling
CELL PHONE RECYCLING YEAR-ROUND
Answer the Call of the Wild!
Visit the Zoo's Recycling Center presented by:
Tavens Packaging and Display Solutions
Wait! Stop! Don't throw that old cell phone away. Bring any type of cell phone and cell phone accessories (rechargeable batteries only) to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A recycling box for cell phones is located inside the Zoo's Exhibit Hall to the left as you enter the main plaza.
There are plenty of reasons to recycle your old cell phone. Cell phones contain a number of hazardous substances including lead, cadmium and arsenic. If not recycled, these substances may cause serious threats to environmental and human health. And, cell phone recycling is an easy way to support Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The funds generated by this program will support Zoo conservation and recycling projects.
The Zoo partners with several companies that sell usable phones to companies that refurbish and reuse them. Unusable phones are disassembled and safely recycled by a North American EPA-certified recycler. All of these companies follow a zero landfill policy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is the responsibility of the donating party to cancel or switch service on the phone and to delete any data such as phone numbers, text messages, pictures, emails, documents, etc. that might be on the cell phone.
If you or your company has a large number of cell phones, please contact the Zoo's Recycling Coordinator Nancy Hughes at 216-661-6500, ext 4508.