The City of Springfield is studying the efficiency of trash and recycling collection services within the city limits. The Department of Environmental Services has selected Burns and McDonnell as a consultant firm to conduct the study and help develop recommendations for improvements.
Trash collection in Springfield is currently performed by 12 - 15 private trash hauling companies under an open-market system. The City does not provide trash collection services.
Following interest from the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) as well as direction from City Council to investigate trash collection issues such as noise, safety, congestion and wear-and-tear on streets, City staff analyzed the current collection system and compared it to other programs in benchmark cities throughout the country.
To gain assistance in studying the current system on a more detailed level and to gain input from a larger group of stakeholders, the City issued a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) in April 2016 for a consultant with experience in municipal solid waste collections systems. City staff received responses to the RFQ in May and the final selection process has resulted in an agreement with Burns and McDonnell.
Burns and McDonnell will work as an extension of City staff to provide professional engineering and consulting services in the area of solid waste management to identify potential options for improving the efficiency and long-term viability of trash collection services within the City’s Integrated Solid Waste Management System (SWMS).
Trash & Recycling Collection
Please consider participating if
contacted for this important survey.
Springfield residents will be chosen through a random selection process and contacted via telephone for a five to seven minute survey. Questions will address trash and recycling collection, including residents' preferences and concerns.
• Caller ID information will read "785-261-9059" or "Dockins"
• Those contacted will not be asked to provide any personal information, only to confirm they reside within city limits.