Earth Day Celebration

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 11 am – 4 pm | Mount Trashmore

Earth Day mascot and childRefresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will give you a chance to explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle. | Rain Date: April 24

Presented by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission.

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 2016 Event Schedule

AAA logo AAA Recycling Zone | 10 am - 3 pm 

All recycling will take place in Parking Lot 1 at Mount Trashmore Park, located near the YMCA. **Please enter from South Boulevard.** 

Electronics Recycling - Get rid of those unwanted electronics! View a list of accepted items. Please note that we are unable to accept tube televisions at this event. Provided by Goodwill Industries

Document Shredding - Bring your personal documents to be shredded for free on site​. Limit 5 boxes per vehicle. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed but please no metals, three-ring binders, batteries or plastics. Provided by Eggleston Services

Car Battery Round Up - Get a $5 gift card (limit one per person, while supplies last) for your vehicle battery. Car, motorcycle, lawnmower and tractor batteries are eligible.

Child Safety Seat Recycling - Have a used child safety seat that no longer meets industry safety standards? Bring it to the AAA Recycling Zone, and we’ll see to it that all the plastic parts are properly broken down and recycled. Get a $5 gift card (limit one per person, while supplies last) for your child safety seat.

Rain Barrel Sales - Recycle rain water with a conservation-friendly rain barrel, available for purchase online​. A limited number of barrels will also be available for purchase onsite. Sales and pick-up will take place in the AAA Recycling Zone located in Parking Lot 1. Please enter from South Boulevard.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal - Don't put that leftover paint or household cleaner in the trash! We'll properly dispose of these items for you. No more than 5 gallons of liquids or 75 pounds of dry chemical can be accepted at this event. Waste should be in original container with labeling intact. 

View a list of accepted items.

Metals Recycling  - Did you know we can recycle the metal from your old power tools or even a vacuum cleaner? View a list of accepted items.

​Live Music

Performing live on the main stage:

Green Market 

Support local businesses! Shop among small, green, local and fair trade vendors.

Zen Zone | 11 am - 4 pm

Get centered with yoga demos, massages and more!

​Dumpster Dive Demonstration | 12 - 3 pm

Are we recycling as much as we can? Project Green Teens will sift through trash and debris in a park dumpster to find items that could have been recycled. 

Previous dumpster dives have shown that the amount of recyclables in the trash dumpster has decreased 25% since the recycling program at Mount Trashmore Park began.

Want to participate? We need more teen volunteers! Fill out this permission slip and join us. ​

Artist PaintingRecycling Dumpster Painting

Make your mark! Paint with The Governor's School for the Arts students and raise awareness about conservation. 

Children's Activities

Children's crafts will be provided by the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast.