What Can I Recycle?
Did you know you can recycle cell phones, tires, carpet, smoke detectors, printer cartridges, styrofoam, fire extinguishers, and more at local businesses?
The Guide to Recycling in Springfield details what items are accepted and where you can take them.
The Household Chemical Collection Center, or HCCC, accepts many types of chemicals such as pesticides, household cleaners, lighter fluid, automotive products, and more.
- grass clippings
- garden and flowerbed vegetation
- shrub trimmings
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I recycle my old TV?
- What do I do with leftover paint?
- What do I do with used motor oil?
- How can I recycle compact fluorescent light bulbs?
- How should I dispose of prescription medication?
TV's can be taken to the Computer Recycling Center.
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 absorbent material (ex. cat litter) or a commercially prepared absorbent (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.
Please see the Guide to Recycling in Springfield.
Energy Star provides guidelines for the recycling of compact fluorescent light bulbs.