ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water joins St. Louis Earth Day to sponsor its sixth annual Recycling Extravaganza on Sunday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Louis Community College’s Forest Park Campus at 5600 Oakland Avenue.
The Recycling Extravaganza is a free collection event for hard-to-recycle items and kicks off April 2016 as Earth Month. From unneeded medicines, to CFL light bulbs, to bicycles and small appliances – the event helps recycle and repurpose a variety of household items. Several nonprofit organizations repurpose the items to benefit good causes, including The St. Louis Teachers Recycle Center, St. Louis Bicycle Works and Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore project.
Missouri American Water sponsors the event as part of its commitment to healthy rivers and watersheds – which includes recycling as a way to reduce the volume of trash entering our landfills.
Visit the Earth Day website at www.stlouisearthday.org/events/festival/rex/ for a list of accepted items and additional information.
Missouri American Water
Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.
American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.