UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Eco-Cell Recycling

UC now partners with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanic Gardens' Project Saving Species campaign to recycle cell phones.  By recycling your cell phone, you are preventing a large amount of hazardous substances from entering our environment.  Metals such as antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, copper, and lead, which can linger in the environment for a long time and have adverse effects on human health, can be recycled or disposed of properly.  In addition, by recycling coltan, a mineral mined in gorilla habitat, you are helping gorillas maintain a future in the wild.  Recycling cell phones also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, keeps valuable material out of landfills and incinerators, and conserves natural resources.  Proceeds from the cell phone recycling program are used by the Zoo's Conservation Fund to directly support field conservation efforts.  Eco-Cell, our recycling partner based in Louisville, donates phones for emergency purposes when possible, and all unusable cell phones are recycled under strict EPA guidelines by certified recyclers.  For more information about Project Saving Species, visit cincinnatizoo.org/savingspecies/.

Collection boxes are located in the following buildings on Main Campus:

  • Campus View Cafe, 4th Floor University Hall
  • DAAP Library, 5480 Aronoff Center
  • Health Sciences Library, Room E005 MSB
  • MainStreet Connection Desk, Level 3 TUC
  • OneStop, 220 University Pavilion
  • Russel C. Myers Alumni Center
  • UC|mobile Store, 535 Steger Student Life Center

A collection box is also located in the library of the UC Blue Ash campus, 115 Muntz Hall.  

The UC Clermont campus has four drop off locations:

  • Student Lounge (near room 18)
  • Open Computer Lab (Snyder Building, room 164)
  • McDonough Hall first floor lobby
  • Student Services first floor lobby

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