Clean Neighborhoods

Fuschia house with the word clean and a broom and waste can.Impact of Clean Neighborhoods
A clean neighborhood has an impact on residents' health and the attractiveness of the neighborhood to potential residents and investors. Creating a clean neighborhood is primarily the responsibility of neighborhood residents.

Residents and property owners are responsible for maintaining their private homes and properties. The city can assist through enforcement of ordinances and administration of programs to remove chronic nuisances and blight. The city is responsible for maintaining public properties.

Neighborhood Clean Up Program
The neighborhood clean up program is an annual program available to registered neighborhoods in the City of Springfield. The city accepts applications for participation in the program on an annual basis. The program is intended to reduce neighborhood clutter, nuisances and create a renewed sense of pride by providing dumpsters for neighborhood residents to dispose of items not typically allowed in routine trash disposal.

Neighborhood Teams Program
Neighborhood Teams is a program which facilitates dialogue between key city officials, neighborhood leaders and residents to work together to resolve routine and chronic nuisances, suspected criminal behavior, and other issues affecting the quality of like in the neighborhood. Registered Neighborhoods Organizations on file with the City's Neighborhoods and Planning Office can participate in this program.

Clean Up Program Resources

City Resources
  • Check out how Adopt-a-Stream (PDF) helps keep streams free of trash and debris.
  • Discover how Adopt-a-Street program helps keep streets free of trash and debris.
  • Find the city's recycling services and facilities
  • Learn how to report graffiti (links to Police Department) found around the city. 
  • Learn about the right-of-way sign removal training (PDF), by calling 417-864-1010 for future training dates.
  • Report stormwater pollution found in the City of Springfield.
  • Use our service request system (links to citizen resource center) to report a variety of neighborhood issues such as trash, weeds, front yard parking, inoperable vehicles, and other nuisances. The appropriate department will address the situation.
  • Learn about common code violations using the 2014 Code Compliance Catalog.