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E-waste recycling event at the ABQ BioPark's Tingley Beach

Clear out your closets, and give wild animals a gift for Earth Day. Recycle your old electronics at the ABQ BioPark


Apr 21, 2024
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Tingley Beach
1800 Tingley Dr SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


The ABQ BioPark is teaming up with ACTenviro and New Mexico Computer Recyclers to host an e-waste recycling event.

You can bring old cell phones, cables, keyboards and almost anything with a plug to the ABQ BioPark Tingley Beach parking lot to recycle the day before Earth Day, Sunday, April 21, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

While we can accept many items, please note that we can not accept TVs of any kind, microwaves, vacuums, refrigerators and freezers. 


ACTenviro and New Mexico Computer Recyclers will take your old electronics and ensure the items are recycled responsibly. 


“The ABQ BioPark always accepts mobile phones” said Allyson Zahm, ABQ BioPark Guest Experience Manager, “However, on Earth Day, our amazing partners will be able to accept electronics of almost any size and type to keep reusable materials out of our landfills.”


Mobile phones and other small electronic gadgets contain a material called coltan. Mining for coltan is destroying critical habitat for gorillas and other animals in Africa. When mobile phones are recycled, the coltan can be reused to make new electronics. By recycling your used phone, you can save a gorilla’s life. 


If helping the planet and wildlife wasn't enough, guests who recycle any e-waste items will receive a ticket good for a free carousel ride good during their next visit to the Zoo.

Visit our partner’s websites for a full list of acceptable items at actenviro  and New Mexico Computer Recyclers


Some examples of what we can accept on Earth Day include:

  • computers
  • servers
  • laptops
  • keyboards
  • wire
  • cords
  • computer mice
  • printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines
  • telephones
  • cell phones
  • handheld electronic devices
  • stereos and speakers
  • cameras
  • CD/DVD players
  • VCR's
  • paper shredders
  • switches
  • routers
  • docking stations
  • AC adapters
  • power supplies
  • household appliances
  • portable heaters
  • projectors
  • LCD monitors


Items that cannot be accepted include, but are not limited to: 

  • Large appliances
  • TVs
  • Microwaves
  • Vacuums
  • CRT monitors
  • printer toner and ink
  • alkaline batteries


Contact our recycler partners if you have any questions on if a specific item not listed may be accepted.


E-waste recycling event at the ABQ BioPark's Tingley Beach

2024 E-waste recycling event flyer


ABQ BioPark