Recycle Force took care of electronic items. Everything is accepted except large appliances like refrigerators and washers and dryers. Shred Monkey offered document shredding and Goodwill of Central Indiana collected new and gently-used clothes, household items, furniture, books, and toys.
Knapp said they try to make the recycling program as easy for donors as possible.
“We usually don’t have huge vehicle backups, so the volunteers we do have are able to efficiently get people in and out,” she said. “Being in April and November, it is an event that’s sometimes plagued with bad weather. But guests don’t even have to get out of their car. We take care of everything.”
As well, the zoo also offered $2 discount coupons on admission to donors.
“This has been a growing mission for us,” said Knapp, adding the zoo also hosted a recycling event around the Super Bowl that was successful. “We really appreciate the community’s support and our sponsors. We like to offer people small ways that they can go green. It helps the environment. It helps everybody.”