Solid Waste Management & Recycling

  1. Source of green substance in Fassnight Creek confirmed

    City officials have confirmed that the green substance found in Fassnight Creek Thursday afternoon was a non-hazardous fluorescein dye. A nearby facility used the dye to determine where some patio drains at the facility were connected. Read on...
  2. City reports non-hazardous dye found in Fassnight Creek

    City Officials report that a green substance found in Fassnight Creek Thursday afternoon is most likely a non-hazardous substance such as fluorescein dye. Read on...
  3. MEDIA ALERT: City to host second opportunity for input on trash and recycling at Open House Jan. 11

    The City will host a second opportunity for the public to learn about the ongoing Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study and provide feedback at an open house 5:30 – 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Library Station Santa Fe Room (2535 N. Kansas Expressway). Read on...
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Reduce Holiday Waste Tips 2016

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  • Products availability and other up to date information can be obtained by calling the City's Recycling Hotline at 864-1904.
  • Winter and Sunday hours begins in November, please check your Recycling Centers for time and dates.
  •  Fall Recycling Centers Tips (PDF)
  •  Reduce Holiday Waste Tips (PDF)
  • 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.  


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.