Information and Education

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The City of Springfield provides community education and awareness of recycling benefits through various activities including:

  • Tours of recycling facilities
  • Recycling Hotline, 417.864.1904
  • Traveling display for trade shows, science fairs, etc.
  • Environmental education speakers bureau
  • Presentations to school classes, community groups, churches, civic clubs, neighborhood associations, and other groups and organizations
  • Special Events: Earth Day, America Recycles Day, and others
  • Brochure distribution related to various aspects of solid waste management including composting, Business Recycling Programs, and others
  • Working with the community through local citizen groups and organizations

If you are interested in a speaker for your club or organization, or are interested in our printed materials, please call the Recycling Hotline at 417.864.1904.

Attention Teachers!

Mercury: An Educator's Toolkit

Grants are available through MO Dept. of Natural Resources for scrap tire playground cover and other surfacing projects.

Directory of Programs in Environmental/Conservation Education for Springfield/Greene County

"It Is Easy Being Green" Activity Guide for Solid Waste Management Education

Vermicomposting in Your Classroom

Community Resource Guide - Compiled by the Interpreters Coalition of Springfield-Greene County to assist in utilizing the varied resources of our community toward field education and hands-on learning experiences.

Karst in the Ozarks - An educational video about caves, springs, losing streams, and sinkholes

The following materials are available for you to check out from the City of Springfield:

  • Classroom posters - "How to Recycle," "Garbage Pizza," "Milk Jugs to Toys"
  • Rotten Truth video - A young, enthusiastic girl takes you to a landfill, recycling centers and shares ideas on fighting the "trash problem."
  • Recycled sample kits*
  • Household chemical kits*

*Please give one week advance notice prior to needing these items. Because of high demand for these items, we ask that they be returned in one week; however, special arrangements can be made.


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Contact Us

Hotline: 417.864.1904
Solid Waste Management
290-A E. Central Street
Springfield, MO 65802

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