Household Chemical Collection Center

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  • The Household Chemical Collection Center has expanded its hours to make it easier for Springfield-Greene County residents to use this recycling service (by appointment only).
  • The Center now accepts materials from residents of Christian, Dallas, Polk, and Webster counties. Read the news release for more information.
  • Tuesdays: 7 to 10 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Spring: Open the first 2 Saturdays in April from 9 - Noon, by appointment only.
  • Fall: Open the first 2 Saturdays in November from 9 - Noon, by appointment only.
  • Call 864.2000

The Household Chemical Collection Center (HCCC) is open year-round and provides a safe means of disposal for unneeded household chemicals, thereby keeping these materials out of the waste stream while helping to protect the Springfield/Greene County groundwater supply. There is no charge to use the HCCC.

The goal at the HCCC is to recycle, reuse, or properly dispose of the materials received while ensuring the safety of the public, our environment, and the technicians. Currently, nearly 90% of the materials are reused or recycled.

Call 417.864.2000 to make schedule an appointment to drop off items at the HCCC. Please see the Household Chemical Collection Center brochure for detailed information on using the HCCC.

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Recycling Paint

Because latex (water-based) paint can be disposed of safely in the trash if the following procedures are in place, we encourage residents to use the following alternative.

Soak up paint by mixing it with an absorbant material (ex. cat litter) or a commercially prepared absorbant (ex. waste paint hardener) available at hardware/home improvement stores. Place the empty and completely dry paint can in your trash to be picked up by your waste hauler. Lids must be removed for the hauler's inspection.

Did you know...

Automotive batteries, button batteries, antifreeze and motor oil can be recycled through various local businesses. Check out the Guide to Recycling in Springfield for more information.

Hours and Location

Collection times at the 1226 W. Nichols facility are by appointment only and are availalbe during the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 7 to 10 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. to noon

Call 417.864.2000 for your apointment.

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Contact Us


1226 W. Nichols
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: 417.864.2000

Solid Waste Management

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

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