Friday, December 28, 2012
Allied Waste will be picking up trees from Chesterfield residents for free throughout the month of January on Wednesday.
Once it's time to take down the Christmas tree for the year, its disposal will be fairly straightforward for Chesterfield residents. According to information posted on the City of Chesterfield website, Allied Waste will pick up Christmas trees the entire month of January on Wednesdays (yard waste pick up day) at no additional charge. However, there are several requirements to be aware of when taking your tree to the curb. The tree must be free of all decorations, including tinsel, garland, ornaments and lights. It must also be cut into sections shorter than 4 feet. If you have any questions, visit the city's website or call 636-537-4000.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The parent company of Allied Waste, Republic Services hauls trash in Chesterfield and said it will replace its fleet of diesel trucks with vehicles power by compressed natural gas.
Republic Services, a waste and recycling company that contracts with Chesterfield, has announced that it will invest nearly $25 million in the St. Louis area to replace its fleet of diesel vehicles with 72 collection trucks powered by compressed natural gas. The decision is aimed at making Republic's operations cleaner and quieter, according to a press release from the company. Natural gas produces 23 percent less greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel fuel and vehicles using a compressed natural gasy system are 90 percent quieter. "While there is a significant upfront financial commitment involved in our switch to compressed natural gas, the long-term environmental and economic benefits merit the change," said Tim Trost, area …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The annual event attracted more than three times the traffic it typically gets, so the city is planning an additional opportunity at the end of the month.
A recycling drive held last Saturday in Chesterfield may have been the victim of its own success. The 16th annual event Chesterfield Recycles Day drew nearly three times the amount of traffic it has brought in previous years. The result was long lines for those waiting to drop off items that normally aren’t covered by single-stream recycling services. “Typically, we might have 200 cars come through, this year we had 750,” said Libby Malberg-Tucker, Chesterfield’s director of economic development. “In the past we have had to cut our hours back. We were a little taken by surprise.” It was also a surprise for at least one Chesterfield Patch fan on Facebook, who contacted Patch to voice her frustration at having to wait 45 minutes to drop off …