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Lit string lights lying on the ground.

Have yourself a sustainable holiday season! We have a few suggestions on how: 

Holiday Light Recycling 

Our Zoo is helping keep waste out of landfills by recycling unwanted holiday string lights. Drop off your broken, burned out or old lights at our drive-thru drop-off point in the bus parking spots near the front of the Zoo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on January 20 and 21.  

Please note that we are collecting holiday string lights only – no floodlights, extension cords, light hooks or other holiday decorations. 

Proceeds from recycling will support the Zoo’s conservation programs.

Recycle Small Electronics 

Is the latest gadget on your Christmas list? 

Don’t forget: You can bring in your old smartphones, tablets, handheld gaming devices, digital cameras, chargers, headphones and other small electronics to the Zoo for reclamation through our Eco-Cell program!  

The electronics drop-off box is located inside our administration office to the left of our ticket booth.  

Be a Eco-friendly Gift-giver 

  • Give the gift of an experience: Whether it’s a full year of animal encounters or a high-flying zip line adventure, the Zoo has something for everyone’s wish list! Best of all, each purchase supports our animal wellness, conservation and education initiatives—and your money stays right here in Brevard County. Check out our Holiday Gift Guide 
  • Go thrifting: Instead of purchasing new gifts, consider shopping at thrift stores, antique outlets or websites like eBay. You can get creative with unique gifts while saving money and reducing your carbon footprint. 
  • Make your own gift wrap: Many types of gift wrap aren’t recyclable, so save money and the environment by creating your own gift wrap using kraft paper, brown bags, newspapers, magazines or other paper products found around the house. If you do purchase wrapping paper, check the label to see if it’s recyclable! 

Brevard Zoo is an independent, not-for-profit organization that receives no recurring government funding for our operating costs. Your generous support enables us to continue to serve our community and continue our vital animal wellness, education and conservation programs.