Posted 5:53 PM 2/20/2013 : Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hosting recycling event
Do you have any old electronics? Throwing them away can damage the environment, so Cheyenne Mountain Zoo wants to help put a stop to it.
This Saturday from 10am to 2pm the zoo and Blue Star Recyclers are co-hosting an E-waste recycling event at the zoo.
Electronic trash is only two percent of the waste in America's landfills, but it represents 70 percent of toxic waste.
The zoo has taken a special interest in E-waste recycling for lots of reasons, but the big one is the effect it has on animal habitats.
"Electronic waste is effecting animal habitat. if you look at cell phones alone, the cell phones contain a medal called colton which when it's mined, directly effects gorilla habitats," said Erica Meyer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
The zoo accepts cell phones and batteries for recycling year round, but this Saturday they are expanding and taking basically anything that plugs in.
However, they will not be accepting AC units or refrigerators.