Start making plans now to save up your recycling materials for the 21st Annual Earth Day event in Chesterfield—to be held for the first time at the .
Earth Day focuses on the conservation and reuse of natural resources.
The Citizens Committee for the Environment for the will host Earth Day events on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Festival and on-stage entertainment will be inside the Chesterfield Amphitheater at 631 Veteran’s Place Drive.
The drive-thru recycling collection will be on the parking lot at Central Park located at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive. Residents can bring nearly anything to be recycled including:
- appliances & electronics
- cardboard, newspaper & glass
- tennis shoes
- batteries, including tool batteries
- phone books, hard & softbound books
- light bulbs
- plastic planting pots
Free confidential document shredding will be provided by Cintas (five-box limit).
The Citizens Alliance for Positive Youth (CAPY) and the will be collecting prescription and over-the-counter medications, inhalers, ointments and patches.
Remains, Inc. will be recycling athletic shoes, which allows them to be remanufactured into indoor/outdoor athletic surfaces. Tie the shoes together, making sure they are free of mud and metal parts such as cleats or zippers.
New this year is Habitat for Humanity/Restore who will collect new and used building materials.
Additionally, the Girl Scouts will have a collection point near the concession area inside the Amphitheater for their April Showers donations, which include new personal care items.
On-stage activities include:
- 9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and Tree City USA presentation
- 9:30 a.m. Performance by Sohum Creative Arts, Indian Modern Dance
- 10 a.m. Recycled/Reused Content Fashion Show, Girl Scout Troop #1171
- 11 a.m. Raptor Education Show, World Bird Sanctuary
The event will include numerous exhibitors including Ozark Berry Farm, Forest Releaf, Robinson’s Rain Barrels and St. Louis Composting.
Handcrafted products will be for sale from Unboxed Art, Clay Play, Shackelford Silver Designs and many other talented vendors.
The Committee will be giving away native trees and plants, native flower seeds, and other Recycling Becomes Me giveaways while supplies last.
Craft activities for kids will be led by and There’s something for everyone!
For more information on the event and recycling in Chesterfield, (then click on the Earth Day button) or call 636-537-4000.
Editor's note: Recycling Becomes Me is the countywide drive to increase recycling.