City Of Chesterfield & Parkway Schools To Host 23rd Annual Earth Day Festival

Entertainment, Recycling & Eco-Friendly Products Available

Start making plans now to attend the 23rdAnnual Earth Day event in Chesterfield to be held at Parkway West High School. The Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment will host the event on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Festival will be at the Parkway West High School at 14653 Clayton Road. This is a FREE community event for all ages to enjoy!

Participants of the new West County Earth Day Festival can enjoy visiting indoors with informational exhibitors and vendors selling up-cycled and recycled art and craft items. The popular 500-tree and native plants and other giveaways will continue, as will the drive-through recycling area. Kids can make projects from recycled materials with Chesterfield Arts and the St. Louis Teacher’s Recycle Center-Van Go!

Operation Food Search will be collecting food and personal care items on their “Most-Needed List” and the second annual Science Fair Competition will host kids from around the area competing in projects that are related to sustaining or improving the quality of our environment. Students interested in participating can find the application on the City’s web site by searching “science fair.” Food trucks and musical entertainment will also round out the festive atmosphere.

At the drive-thru recycling collection, residents can bring nearly anything you can think of to be recycled including:

  • Single stream recyclables such as glass, plastic, paper, and aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Bicycles
  • Electronics, TVs,
  • Computers, and small appliances
  • Used clothing, linens, and paired shoes
  • Tool batteries
  • CFL light bulbs
  • New and used building materials
  • Buttons, beads, board games, and children’s books
  • Musical instruments
  • Fabric and sewing notions

Free confidential document shredding will be provided by Cintas (five-box limit). The Citizens Alliance for Positive Youth (CAPY) and the Chesterfield Police Department will be collecting prescription and over-the-counter medications, inhalers, ointments and patches. There will also be a collection of non-perishable food items by Operation Food Search.

The event will include numerous vendors and exhibitors offering recycled / eco-friendly products for sale and environmental information.
Supplies are limited for all giveaways!

For more information on the event and recycling in Chesterfield, go to www.chesterfield.mo.us and search for Earth Day or call 636-537-4000.