Keep it clean and go green for the animals at the Cape May Zoo. When the animals at the zoo say "jump," we ask "how high?" So, when they ask for donations, you already know we've got them covered.

Don't go reaching for your wallet, although if you'd like to bestow a monetary gift, that's always amazing. This time, however, all they're asking is that you bring over your used ink cartridges. Yes, the ones from your printer.

Cat Country 107.3 logo
Get our free mobile app

Ink cartridges contain materials such as plastic, metal, and ink residue. When they are disposed of in landfills, these materials can take hundreds of years to decompose and may release harmful chemicals into the environment. Recycling cartridges reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves resources, and minimizes pollution.

Producing new ink cartridges requires a significant amount of energy. By recycling cartridges and reusing their materials, we can reduce the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with manufacturing new products.

Recycling Event at Cape May Zoo

By recycling them, your reduce the need for raw materials used in their production, such as plastic and metals. By reusing these materials, we can conserve natural resources and reduce energy consumption associated with manufacturing new cartridges.

So, by bringing them your ink cartridges, you're essentially helping the animals by preserving the environment. We sure do love those animals, so we're here for it!

According to a recent Facebook post, you can drop off your used ink cartridges anytime during zoo hours.

Get all of the information including where to drop off your donations HERE.

12 Things You Should NEVER Recycle

While many people already know that recycling is good for the environment, they may actually be putting the wrong things in their recycling bins. Here are 12 items that most people think are recycled, but are usually just discarded into the trash at the transfer station.

Gallery Credit: Boris

7 South Jersey Towns List Says Gotta Go in NJ

The people at are basically invalidating these seven South Jersey towns' reason for existence.

Gallery Credit: Heather DeLuca

More From Cat Country 107.3