City of Peoria Press Release
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Party for the Planet
Celebrate Earth Day All April Long
What better way to celebrate all the great things Mother Earth has to offer than a month-long party? Join the city of Peoria as it hosts several events in April to honor Earth Day:
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection - April 13, 8 a.m. to noon at the Municipal Operations Center, 8850 N.79th Avenue. Residents can rid their homes of common household hazardous material. Acceptable items include tires, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, appliances, etc. For a complete list of items and more information, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/hhw or call 623-773-7160.
- River & Trail Clean Up - April 20 at 7 a.m. in the New River trail, Union Hills Drive and 83rd Avenue. Volunteers will meet at Uncle Sam's Restaurant, 19027 N. 83rd Avenue, then head to the trail to pick up trash. Interested in volunteering? Register at https://www.peoriaaz.gov/NewSecondary.aspx?ekfrm=54407 or call 623-773-7764.
- Peoria’s Green Screen Film Festival - See three great movies for free: Earth – Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Plaza, 8401 W. Mountain View Road. FREE popcorn for all of the movie-lovers; Oceans – Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Sunrise Mountain Pool, 21321 N. 86th Drive. FREE Sno-cones and a give-away for children that bring their mommies on this eve of Mother’s Day (while supplies last); and The Lorax – Wednesday, May 29 at noon and Tuesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. in Main Library, 8401 W. Monroe Street; 11 a.m. on Thursdays May 30 and June 27 in Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Avenue.
- Arbor Day - April 27 at 9 a.m. on municipal campus, 8401 W. Monroe Street. Learn about the value of trees, how to plant one, and free tree giveaways. Also, volunteers will plant four Blue Palo Verdes, the Arizona State tree.
- Prescription Take Back - April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Community Center, 8335 W Jefferson Street. Dispose of unused or unwanted medicine. Recent EPA findings indicate that some of these pharmaceuticals are polluting soil and ground water.