City of Chesterfield to Host Earth Day Festival

Drive-Thru Recycling, Entertainment and Eco-Friendly Products and Information

The Chesterfield Earth Day Festival is one of the region’s largest Earth Day events and offers a convenient recycling drive-thru, eco-friendly and up-cycled products, information exhibits, plus cultural music and dance performances! The Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment will host the Chesterfield Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Chesterfield Mall, located at 291 Chesterfield Center. This is a FREE community event for all ages to enjoy!

Participants can enjoy visiting with informational exhibitors and vendors selling up-cycled and recycled art and craft items and nearly anything that can be recycled will be collected at the drive-thru recycling area on the parking lot near Jared’s Jewelers. Most items are free of charge, however, there are additional fees for some TVs; $20 for CRT (large back) televisions under 27 inches and $40 for CRT televisions over 27 inches.
Items that are not accepted include thermostats, smoke detectors and alkaline batteries.

A Youth in Science Expo will display this year’s Science Fair exhibits in the lower level by Dillard’s. Free confidential document shredding will be provided by Shred-It (five-box limit). And 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. In an effort to help with the Monarch Butterfly population, a limited supply of milkweed plants will also be given away.

The popular recycling drive-thru takes place on the parking lot near Jared’s also from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Limited capacity exists for most vendors, so first-come/first-served. The following items are being accepted:

  • Bicycles (St. Louis Bicycle Works)
  • Single stream recyclables such as glass, plastic, paper, cardboard and aluminum (Republic Services)
  • Electronics, TVs, computers, and small appliances (MRC) *Fees for some TVs apply.
  • Used clothing, linens, and paired shoes (Remains, Inc.)
  • CFL light bulbs and tool pack batteries (Home Depot)
  • New and used building materials (Habitat for Humanity)
  • Buttons, beads, board games, and children’s books (St. Louis Teacher’s Recycle Center)
  • Fabric and sewing notions (Charity Sharity)
  • Confidential Document Shredding by Shred-It *5-box limit per family; limited capacity available.
  • Prescription and over-the Counter Medications – Chesterfield Police Dept

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.