Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day!

On April 22, 1970, twenty million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. This grassroots movement led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Fifty-two years later, Earth Day is celebrated globally, through the combined efforts of public and private partnerships, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you.

The month of April includes many environmental celebrations, including the month-long celebration of Water Awareness Month, Earth Day on April 22, and Arbor Day on April 30.

Celebrate the importance of Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Water Awareness Month! Provided below are helpful earth-friendly events and resources.

Earth Day Events

Arrowhead Towne Center Kids Club

April 5 | 10-11:00 AM

Spend the morning full of song, dance, learning and fun at the Dick's Sporting Goods Court in Arrowhead Towne Center! Join Persephone and enjoy her entertaining programs. All in attendance will have the chance to enter a raffle for a great prize. This event is free and open to the public.


Glendale Family Bike Ride

April 10 | 8-11:30 AM

Get outdoors and join hundreds of riders to kick off Valley Bike Month at this fun-filled Glendale tradition! Free t-shirt and fanny pack while supplies last. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Water Watchers Discovery Day

April 21 | 4-5:00 PM

Let’s explore one of the earth’s most important resources: water! Children and families are invited to learn about why water is a precious commodity here in the Sonoran Desert. Participants will also have the opportunity to win an eco-friendly prize! 


Crafty Kids Earth Day: Get Out in Nature

April 23 | 9:30-11:30 AM

Children 4 to 10 years old will receive a “Take and Make Craft” at Thunderbird Conservation Park Ramada #6. There will also be a featured hike with the opportunity to meet Parks, Recreation, and Water Conservation teams!


Drug Take Back

April 30 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Glendale Police Department, CVS Pharmacy, and the Drug Enforcement Administration are providing residents an opportunity to safely and conveniently dispose of expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical substances and other medications.


Glendale Recycling

Glendale’s recycling program is one way for residents to help conserve natural resources and extend the life of the landfill by diverting recyclables out of the waste stream. Recycling is the process of collecting materials destined for disposal and reprocessing or remanufacturing them for further use.


Request a FREE Compost Container

Glendale residents can request a free composting container upon request. Submit your request through GlendaleOne. In GlendaleOne, select Trash/Recycle Services and then click on Residential - Additional Container for the request type. Or you can call the customer service line at 623.930.2660. 


Urban Tree benefits

Tree Selection

Tree Planting 

 Tree Pruning 

Tree Watering 


Did You Know?
20 million people participated
in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970!