Date: Wednesday April 19, 2017


contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary

Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, Council to Participate in “Cleanup Caravan” During Citywide Cleanup Week


(CHESTER, PA) – On Wednesday, April 19 Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, Chester City Councilmembers and other city officials will take part in a “cleanup caravan” to coincide with the City of Chester’s Citywide Cleanup Week.

The caravan will leave Chester City Hall at 10am to embark on a seven-hour cleanup operation throughout the community. “Our goal is to raise the quality of life throughout our city by leading by example,” said Mayor Kirkland.  “We want to encourage everyone, through our actions, to keep our city clean.”

Citywide Cleanup Week:

In a citywide collaboration the Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland will spearhead a Citywide Cleanup Week from April 17 through April 23, 2017.  The week will include several free sustainability related initiatives.

Chester residents and business owners are encouraged to take pride in the community by cleaning their neighborhoods — while utilizing free recycling, shredding and waste disposal services that will be offered throughout the week.

A list of free recycling, shredding and waste disposal services include:

Electronics Recycling Event (E-Waste):

The City of Chester has partnered with PAR-Recycle Works and the Empowerment Resurrection Center for a three-day Electronics Recycling Event.

Representatives from PAR-Recycle Works and the Empowerment Resurrection Center will be located at various locations to collect acceptable electronic waste materials.

Recycling for E-Waste will be available from 9am-1pm all three days.

When: Monday, April 17, 2017

Where: Memorial Park

            7th and Engle Streets

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Where: Chester City Hall

              1 E. Fourth Street

When: Friday, April 21, 2017

Where: 9th Street and Morton Avenue

Free Waste Disposal:

Beginning Thursday, April 20, residents and business owners will be able to dispose of typical waste products for free. Through partnerships with J & K Trash Removal Inc., Covanta Delaware Valley and Chester Environmental Partnership, 22 trash dumpsters will be strategically placed throughout the entire community until Sunday, April 23, 2017. “We have been inundated with trash issues and taking into consideration constitutes’ concerns, we are stepping up our efforts,” said Councilwoman Portia West.  As director of the Department of Public Improvements, Councilwoman West helped to secure the partnerships in order to receive the trash dumpsters for this event. “This donation is essential for us and will ensure that we have a successful event.”

Free Community Shredding Event:

The City of Chester’s Department of Public Improvements will host its annual two-day shredding event at Chester City Hall beginning Friday, April 21 at 10am.

This event is a free service for Chester residents and business owners.  Anyone who may have confidential or sensitive information that needs to be properly discarded should attend.

When:  Friday, April 21, 2017

Where: Chester City Hall (parking lot)

Time: 10am-2pm

When:  Saturday, April 22, 2017

Where: Chester City Hall (parking lot)

Time: 10am-2pm