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Recycling, Comingling & TerraCycling

Bottle & Can Drive

If you're interested in not only helping the environment but contributing to a worthy cause, bring your empty bottles and cans to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive. Check our Engage section, where we will post the drive schedule if/when it's happening. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England. 

Comingling & TerraCycling

  • Guests at both Franklin Park and Stone Zoos are encouraged to recycle their used cans and bottles in receptacles throughout the Zoos.
  • The Zoo comingles trash, mixing paper, glass, plastic, and metal onsite.
  • Zoo New England works with TerraCycle, a company that collects hard-to-recycle items and converts them into consumer goods. Items are collected and shipped to the company’s corporate headquarters. TerraCycle pays all shipping costs and makes a donation to charity for collections received.

EcocellRecycle your old cell phone in Franklin Park Zoo's Tropical Forest (near the gorilla exhibit) or at Stone Zoo near the giftshop.

Read more about Zoo New England’s work with EcoCell.

And for the Animals...

The animals benefit from recycling, too! We repurpose items like egg cartons, paper towel rolls and phone books for animal enrichment. We use reusable containers for animals’ diets, and we even use shredded paper bags for animal bedding.