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INDIANAPOLIS — If you live in Indianapolis and need to get rid of some old electronics properly, the Indianapolis Zoo may have a solution for you. 

Electronics trash, or “e-waste”, makes up only 2 percent of trash generated annually in the U.S. However, it contributes as much as 70 percent of environmental pollutants. 

That’s why, on Saturday, Nov. 14, the Zoo is offering an environmentally friendly way to destroy your e-waste for Power Recycling Day. 

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Zoo’s parking lot, you can bring your old electronics for proper disposal. Staff from Technology Recyclers will be there to help make unloading fast and easy. 

Most electronics, such as computers, video game systems, cell phones, tablets and more, will be accepted free of charge. There is a $20 processing fee for televisions and monitors. Large appliances will not be accepted. 

Other items that will be accepted include: 

  • Telephone systems 
  • Laserdisc players
  • Batteries
  • Scanners/copiers 
  • Printers/cartridges 
  • Fax machines
  • Backup power systems 
  • External hard drives 
  • Satellite components
  • Keyboards and accessories
  • Integrated circuits 
  • Microwaves
  • Small appliances
  • Power cables and wiring 

As thanks for participating, you will receive a coupon for $2 off Zoo admission.