Party for the Planet

Location: Various

Date: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

Presented by 
Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe!  With special Zoo Chats and green activities and crafts, Party for the Planet will be filled with educational, engaging, and fun activities for the entire family!
 

PARTY FOR THE PLANET ACTIVITIES

Saturday, April 13:
· 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Recycling Collection Event - North Parking Lot
   · Electronic Recycling
   · Textile Recycling
   · Household Hazardous Waste

Sunday, April 14:

· 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Recycling Collection Event - North Parking Lot
   · Electronic Recycling
   · Textile Recycling
   · Paper Shredding

· 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Eco Expo - North Mall
· 10:30 am - Animal Ambassador Zoo Chat - South Carousel Plaza
· 11:00 am - Bear Zoo Chat - Great Bear Wilderness
· 11:00 am - Tree Planting - South Mall
· 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Pansy Planting - Hamill Family Play Zoo
· 12:15 pm - Pinniped Animal Zoo Chat - Pinniped Point
· 1:30 pm - Animal Ambassador Zoo Chat - South Carousel Plaza
· 2:30 pm - Rhino Zoo Chat - Pachyderms

 

RECYCLING: ACCEPTED ITEMS 

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING:

Computers

Laptops

Servers

Holiday Lights

Wire, Cable Adapters

Power Supplies

Mircowaves

Modems

Docking Stations

Cell Phones

iPods

iPads

Tablets

Adapters

MP3 Players

Handheld Gaming Systems

Chargers

Computer Monitors (Flat Screen Only)

Printers

Fax Machines

Scanners

VCR 

DVD Players

Video Games

Cable Boxes

Converter Boxes

Satellite Recievers

Electronic Keyboards

Computer Mice

Portable Music Players

 

Unaccepted Electronic Items:

Batteries

Wooden Speakers

Smoke Detectors

Appliances

Vacuum Cleaners

White Goods

Light Bulbs

Power Tools

Bags

Plastic Containers

Televisions
TEXTILE RECYCLING:

Blouses

Pants

Swimsuits

Sweaters

Socks

Jackets

Coats

Shirts

Undergarments

Dresses

Tuxedos

Ties

Hats

Jeans

Scarves

Bedspreads

Drapes

Towels

Sheets

Sofa Covers

Washcloths

Blankets

Quilts

Curtians

Paired Shoes

Stuffed Animals

Plush Toys

Purses

Backpacks

Belts

Handbags/Totebags



Unaccepted Textile Items:

Pillows

Rugs

Foam Furniture

Sleeping Bags

Carpet

Foam Mats

Mattresses

Cushions

Vinyl Shower Curtians

High Heals over 2"

Ice/Roller Skates

Single Shoes

Slippers

Winter/Rubber Boots

Extremely Damaged/Broken Shoes

Hard Plastic Toys

Wooden Toys

Dolls

Large Luggage

Wet Items

Kitchen Supplies

Furniture

Wood 

Office Supplies

Hard Toys

Glass Items

Smelly Items

Tools

Appliances

Paper

Games

Books

Strollers

Metal Items

Dishes

Lamps

Blinds

Wrapping Paper

Puzzles

Car Seats

Figurines

Plastic Items

 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: APRIL 13th ONLY

Oil-based Paints

Paint Thinners

Used Motor Oil

Herbicides

Drain Cleaners

Insecticides

Lawn Chemicals

Pesticides

Solvents

Old Gasoline

Antifreeze

Pool Chemicals

Cleaning Products

Hobby Chemicals

Aerosol Paints and Pesticides

Mercury

Double Bagged and Wetted Asbestos

Fluorescent Lamp Bulbs

Old and Outdated Medicines and Pharmaceuticals

Batteries (Lead-Acid)


Unaccepted Household Hazardous Waste Items:

Latex Paint

Agricultural Chemicals

Propane Tanks

Business/Commercial Sector Wastes

Smoke Detectors

Explosives

Farm Machinery Oil

Fireworks

Fire Extinguishers

Institutional Wastes

Medical Wastes

Sharp Needles 

Potentially Infectious Medical Waste

 

     

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

Penguin Encounters!

Join us for a unique close encounter with Humboldt penguins at Brookfield Zoo.

Sign Up for Zoo Classes

Parents and young explorers can experience serious fun at one of our Family Play Classes!

Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.