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April 22 @ 9:30 am May 18 @ 10:30 am EDT

Show your love for our Earth and win a FREE ticket* to the Virginia Zoo by properly recycling your no-longer-needed electronics! From now until 10:30am on May 18, bring your old electronics to our membership office**, and if you donate an approved item (see list below), you’ll receive free Zoo admission on May 18 for our Party for the Planet event!

*Free admission for donating a recyclable electronic item is only valid on May 18.
**Please note that while we have an Eco-Cell recycling bin outside of our Gift Shop year round, items must be brought INTO our membership office from before 10:30am on May 18 to receive the free admission.

Approved electronics for recycling

  • Cell phones
  • iPads/tablets
  • Smartwatches
  • Handheld GPS
  • iPods/MP3 players
  • Personal digital assistants (PDAs or handheld PCs)
  • Handheld gaming systems
  • VR headsets
  • Digital handheld scanners
  • Walkie-talkies


  • Only items that are on the approved list AND brought before 10:30am on May 18 are eligible for an admission voucher
  • We will provide ONE ticket per family; not per person or per item. Admission code valid only for Party for the Planet (May 18, 2024)