Chesterfield to go green this month

April 3, 2014 by  

With spring being a good time for Chesterfield residents to start cleaning out homes, basements and garages, this is also excellent preparation for Chesterfield’s West County Earth Day Festival.

Later this month, everyone will be able to enjoy a day of getting rid of junk, being informed about environmental concerns, and looking over or buying artwork and crafts that have been made of recycled materials.

As always, there will be drive-through recycling at the Parkway West High School Parking lot. Those who wish to do so can drop off virtually anything, from glass, newspaper, or plastics, to building materials, expired medications, electronics, or musical instruments.

St. Louis Bicycle Works will be collecting bikes to be distributed to people in need. Those interested can check with the Chesterfield website to get a list of all the items that can be recycled. Visitors can also donate canned food and personal items to Operation Food Search.

Also, local group Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and/or Robotics (STEMR) will be holding a competition for the area’s youth. Projects and exhibits – whether reused, re-purposed, or new – will be on display. Judging starts at 9:00 am with an awards ceremony at noon. Residents may want to work with local print companies to have flyers made to advertise the event.

The Festival will be held Saturday, April 26 at Parkway West High School, 14653 Clayton Road, Chesterfield, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.