City of Chesterfield to Host Earth Day Festival

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Drive-Thru Recycling, Entertainment & Eco-Friendly Products & 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 25from 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 take 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 and search for Earth Day or call 636.537.4000.

Release courtesy of the City of Chesterfield. Contact Lisa Bobrzynski at or 636-537-4727 for more information.


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