What Can I Recycle?

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Common Items

Aluminum, tin, paper (list of paper types), cardboard, plastic (#1-#7), and glass are accepted at several recycling centers in Springfield.

Find Hours and Locations

Uncommon Items

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.

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Yardwaste is accepted primarily at the Yardwaste Recycling Center, with some yardwaste items also accepted at the Franklin and Lone Pine recycling centers. Yardwaste includes things like:

  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • garden and flowerbed vegetation
  • shrub trimmings

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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