The is giving residents a call to action to clean out the clutter in their homes and bring their unwanted appliances, electronics and other recyclable items to the community's at St. Louis Mills Saturday. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
, 706 vehicles drove through the even area and dropped off nearly 80 tons of recyclable items.
The City of Hazelwood in partnership with its Green Committee is sponsoring this ecological event. The focus is to "save the planet by helping to reduce the need for more landfills."
Many items being dumped in landfills today can be recycled, reused for educational purposes, or re-conditioned to be sold back to consumers, and that's where the city's event partners step in.
Participating vendors include Allied Waste Services, WITS, Inc. (Web Innovations & Technology Services), St. Louis Mills, The Home Depot, American Kidney Services, and Shred-it.
WITS was one of a few vendors onsite to receive the items that could be salvaged at last year's event. Charles Moore, WITS spokesperson at the event, said the company would break down all of the items to see what works and what doesn’t.
He also said the company, located at the intersection of Interstate 70 and North Broadway, would start the process of either “refurbishing the electronics or selling off the good parts that still worked.”
"Our goal is for Hazelwood to be at the forefront of today's green initiative with an effective sustainability program that diverts recyclable items away from landfills so they can be refurbished or recycled to help cut down on unused waste," said Hazelwood Mayor Matthew Robinson. "We believe our residents can make a difference in saving our planet by reducing their consumption of natural resources, being more energy efficient, and bringing unwanted recyclable items from home to our event on June 2."
There will be no charge for items dropped off in the parking lot of , near , during the event hours.
It's a free event giving everyone an opportunity to get rid of recyclable items they don't need any more.
Recyclable items collected by the event vendors will include the following:
- Computer related: monitors; printers; cables
- Television related: TVs; VCR players, DVD players
- CD players
- Cellular phones
- Kitchenware related: toasters, blenders, and food processors
- Home appliances: washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces, refrigerators, humidifiers, vacuum cleaners
- Lawn equipment
- Air conditioners
- Car batteries
- Documents to be shredded
- Fluorescent and CFL light bulbs
- Used clothing, shoes, purses & accessories
Please note, no tires or hazardous materials such as paints, solvents, and chemicals will be accepted.
There will be no need to park, Hazelwood police volunteers and explorers will be on hand to direct traffic. Drivers will be able to pull in, unload quickly, and follow the exit lanes out of the event collection area.