Solid Waste Management & Recycling

  1. City’s Sustainability Officer Barbara Lucks announces resignation

    After 22 years with the City of Springfield, most notably as the City’s first sustainability officer, Barbara Lucks is announcing her resignation (effective in mid-October) to work full time as a private environmental consultant. Read on...
  2. City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

    City Council received a refresher course Tuesday on a long-term plan they approved in November 2014 for Springfield to reduce sewer system overflows and protect water quality. Read on...
  3. Brentwood area property owners invited to Private Sewer Repair Program open house tomorrow

    Property owners and residents in the Brentwood neighborhood are invited to an informational open house July 12 at Pershing Middle School to learn about the City of Springfield’s Private Sewer Repair Program. Read on...
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News update

  • Products availability and other up to date information can be obtained by calling the City's Recycling Hotline at 864-1904.
  • Summer and Sunday hours begins in April, please check your Recycling Centers for time and dates.
  • The Springfield Sanitary Landfill held a community involvement session on May 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Willard Public Schools District Office Training Room, 500 E. Kime Street in Willard, Missouri. The Springfield Sanitary Landfill has applied for a permit expansion to its existing facility in Greene County. The landfill recently completed a geologic investigation to determine if the site is suitable for expansion. The proposed site is located at 3545 W. Farm Road 34, Willard, Missouri. Results of the geologic investigation were presented and summary information of these findings can be found at the links below. Written comments may be submitted through June 26, 2016.  Response to comments received will be made within 30 days after the close of the public comment period. For more information please call 417-864-1905. Details on the landfill permitting process can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 573-751-5401.

Our mission
The Mission of the City of Springfield's Solid Waste Management Division is to provide an Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Springfield and Greene County that is environmentally sound and economically feasible which represents a long-term solution to preserve the natural resources of the region for present and future generations.
   
Springfield's Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) 
Springfield's voter approved integrated solid waste management system consists of a variety of successful programs and services, including:
 
Curbside Recycling 
Curbside recycling is an easy, convenient method of recycling provided through all Springfield waste haulers.
  
Household Chemical Collection Center 
Springfield's Household Chemical Collection Center (HCCC)  opened in 1994 as one of the first year-round facilities of its kind in Missouri. The HCCC accepts household-generated chemical waste for recycling and/or proper disposal.
 
Information and Education Program

The City of Springfield provides community education and awareness of recycling benefits, environmental stewardship, and sustainability through various activities.
 
Market Development 
Springfield is committed to local economic and market development, through product supply development, end user identification and materials exchange. The Sustainability group also works with the City's Economic Development staff and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to target and encourage businesses who utilize recyclables and sustainable business procedures.
  
Recycling Centers 
The City of Springfield provides recycling centers open year-around and located through out Springfield where area residents can drop off their yardwaste and recyclables.

Sanitary Landfill
The Springfield Sanitary Landfill provides efficient, reliable, and environmentally secure disposal of municipal solid wastes and other non-hazardous materials. Springfield is continuing to focus on reducing its solid waste stream through precycling, recylcling, reuse, and numerous  other means; however, the Springfield Sanitary Landfill remains a vital part of the solid waste management plain in Springfield. 
 
Yardwaste Recycling Center
The Yardwaste Recycling Center (YRC), located in the southwest corner of Springfield, is an efficient and convenient location for Springfield/Greene County residents to drop off their yardwaste and brush and purchase high grade wood mulch and compost products in bulk or bag sizes.  

Funding
Springfield's voter-approved Integrated Solid Waste Management System is funded by revenues generated from tipping fees at the City's Sanitary Landfill as well as several new revenue sources, including the sale of yardwaste compost and mulch products, grants, honor system fees, and donations.