Super Bowl LIII Recycling Rally
Zoo Atlanta has teamed up with the National Football League, Verizon and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee to host the Super Bowl LIII Recycling Rally sponsored by Verizon on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Members of the community are invited to bring their E-Waste to this free event, which will contribute to the “greening” of Super Bowl LIII by keeping waste out of local landfills while helping to preserve animal species and habitats threatened by mining for minerals used in electronics.
Accepted items will include desktop and laptop computers; LCD and CRT monitors; televisions; computer cables, mice and keyboards; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines; stereo and audio equipment; paper shredders; alarm clocks; printers; cameras; conferencing equipment; remote controls; earphones; small electronic appliances; electronic toys; cell phones and accessories; glass and vacuums.
The first 250 families bringing in items will receive a gift bag, and all who bring items for recycling will receive a discount on Zoo Atlanta admission. Zoo admission is not required to attend the event.
The mining for minerals used in electronics is an increasing cause of habitat loss for many species, including gorillas. A critical component in cell phones and other small electronics is a rare substance called coltan. The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the few places on Earth where coltan is found. As a result of mining for coltan, crucial gorilla habitat is being destroyed, resulting in the displacement and poaching of gorillas.
The Super Bowl LIII Recycling Rally will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the circular drive just outside the Zoo Atlanta entrance gates. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with unloading items from vehicles.
Click here for full details on eligible items.