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April 21, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Toledo Zoo
Anthony Wayne Trail Parking Lot

Toledo, OH
FREE; however, paint recycling is available at Woodsdale Park only for $1.00 per gallon
Party for the Planet
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2018 Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Celebrate Mother Earth and learn all about recycling, reusing and conserving our world through educational displays and fun activities. Bring in recyclable goods to make the Earth a little “greener.”

Recycling Items List

Items can be dropped off in the Zoo’s Anthony Wayne Trail Parking Lot.


Toledo Zoo ZOOTeen Terracycle Program

  • Bear Naked Granola Packaging
  • Cereal Bag Liners
  • #6 Cup Recycling (example:  Solo cup)
  • Energy Bar Wrappers
  • Food Pouches
  • Juice Drink Pouches
  • Potato Chip Bags
  • Brita/Pur Products (pitchers, dispensers, bottles, faucet systems, filters and filter packaging)
  • Entemann’s Little Bites packaging
  • Beauty Care Items
    • Lipstick/Chap Stick Tubes
    • Mascara Tubes
    • Eye Shadow/Liner Cases/Pencils
    • Shampoo/Conditioner Bottles
    • Hair Gel Tubes/Jars
    • Deodorant Sticks
    • Body Wash, soap and face/body lotion containers
    • Lip Liner Pencils
    • We cannot accept hair spray cans, nail polish and nail polish remover bottles
  • Inkjet/Laser Printer Cartridges
  • Oral Care Items
    • Toothpaste Tubes and Caps
    • Toothbrushes and packaging
    • Floss and Mouthwash Containers
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cell Phones


  • Houseware goods
  • Clothing (wearable or unwearable)
  • Jeans
  • Toys

AIM Ecycling, LLC.

  • laptops
  • printers
  • modems
  • hard drives
  • cables
  • speakers
  • keyboards
  • terminals
  • computer mice
  • cameras
  • radios
  • cell phones
  • telephones
  • power tools
  • typewriters
  • electronic games
  • fax machines
  • VCR & DVD players
  • microwaves
  • toner and ink
  • NO TVS & CRT monitors or appliances

KTLCB/Lucas County Solid Waste Management District (green containers)

  • Paper, phone books, newspapers
  • Cardboard

City of Toledo Department of Neighborhoods

  • Car Tires
    • Limit 10 tires per car
    • Can accept tires with the rim

Gateway Recycling and Waste Reduction, Inc.

  • Secured/Confidential Document Destruction
    • No Binders or Binder Clips
    • Document destruction happens off-site

American Paint Recyclers

Paint Cans will be collected at Woodsdale Park from 10am-4pm for $1/gallon container.

On-grounds Zoo Happenings

Local High School FFA and Career Tech programs have created miniature gardens to display throughout the Aquarium. These miniature gardens, incorporating recycled and repurposed materials, will be on public display Saturday and Sunday during the zoo’s regular business hours.