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Tomorrow is Electronics Recycling Day

I’ve had a bunch of broken electronic waste stashed in my garage for about six months, just waiting to hear when the next urban recycling day was to be scheduled. It turns out that that day is tomorrow, and it’s taking place at the Buffalo Zoo (coinciding with Zooper Saturday). There’s nothing worse than seeing electronic equipment, such as microwaves, stereos, computers, etc. thrown out in the garbage. Now it’s your chance to be green, while helping out The Zoo at the same time. Just wrangle your electronics together, bring them over to The Zoo’s parking lot (located at Parkside Ave. and Jewett) from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. They’ll take care of the rest.

*A list of acceptable materials for recycling can be found at Question regarding what can or cannot be accepted can also be directed to Additional information about Sunnking’s data security practices can be found at For more information about the actual event, please contact the Buffalo Zoo at (716) 837-3900 or visit Each individual who recycles an item will receive a $1 off admission to the Buffalo Zoo (valid for this day only). A percentage of revenue from each pound of waste also goes to The Zoo. Computer hard drives will be scrubbed. Gas powered equipment, household hazardous waste and items containing Freon (air conditioners, de-humidifiers, refrigerators, etc.) will not be accepted.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • al labruna

    Recycling hazardous materials is great. . . usually.
    Where do these electronics go? Will they end up in some hellscape in India or China where the components are mined for precious metals. Or will it be done with some oversight and regulation here in the states?

  • whatever

    Unless you wanted for some reason to wait for an event like this, you wouldn’t have had to do the “just waiting to hear when the next urban recycling day” part for 6 months.
    Goodwill says they always accept electronics donations.
    Besides computers and computer parts, Goodwill encourages all electronic donations such as video-gaming systems, televisions, radios, cell phones, VCR’s, DVD players, etc.”

  • buffalofalling

    The urban recycling is so much better than the suburban recycling. So are you going to walk all your stuff their or carry it on your bike? The intentionally implicit use of the term “urban” is intended to conjure up a more green recycle method where alll are assumed to merely walk to the zoo with a TV slung over their shoulder or on the handlebars of their fixie.
    Let’s get one thing straight, that place will be lined with idling cars and trucks belching exhaust and loaded with the disposable items symbolic of the conspicuous consumption mentality of ALL America; urban, suburban or rural.
    Nothing in the entire lifecycle of these prodcts are environmentally friendly, green, sustainable, or whatever the newest trope is.
    So driving from Elmwood to the Zoo is really not much more environmentally friendly than driving to the suburbs. Its absurd to be bombarded here with false sustainable sensibilites by the urbanites whose streets are clogged with the cars they still rely on to get to work, shopping, visit friends, etc.
    Don’t confuse walkable with sustainable. Because you walk for a cup of coffee doesn’t mean your environmentally friendly when you drive to the suburbs 5 days a week to work.

  • sbrof

    I think this will help a little

  • Black Rock Lifer

    Yeah, don’t let the fact that a suburban lifestyle uses more energy, natural resources, and creates more pollution get in the way of your rant. As for “conspicuous consumption”, again, don’t let the fact that suburbanites lead both rural and city dwellers in the purchasing of consumer crap as well.

  • al labruna

    youre all doing it again.
    (head banging on wall).

  • MEG

    Buffalo ReUse accepts e-waste everyday.

  • Dagner

    Thanks for the useful datail about Buffalo Reuse. If recycling rates are to improve we need to make recycling as easy as possible. Making it something that can be done regularly, without scheduling a weekend around it (who has that boring a life?!)contributes to that.
    And BRO: in the future you might want to make headlines less referential (today, tomorrow, etc.) and give the actual day of the week, i.e. “Saturday”, so those seeing it for the first time this morning get an accurate read. And get a move on.

  • BuffaloItalianGuy
  • LouisTully

    That’s awesome. Two days notice is awesome. Maybe the city or the zoo could have done a better job of getting the word out.

  • Eric

    Post this more than a day ahead next time. I missed it.