Products Available at the Yardwaste Recycling Center

The sale of these products is one of several revenue sources being utilized by the Division of Solid Waste Management as a part of an innovative combination of diverse funding for the City's voter-approved Integrated Solid Waste Management System.

The materials in our products are locally-generated organic yard waste. The materials are accepted from Springfield/Greene County residents at our Yardwaste Recycling Center. Specially designed equipment is used to grind and/or screen the materials into uniformly-sized and textured products. Partial funding for this equipment was obtained through a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The information on this page is also contained in the Recycling Center and Yardwaste Recycling Center brochure (363k)

Due to the seasonal availability of these products, we recommend calling the Recycling Hotline (864-1904) for current supply status before coming to the YRC.

Effective July 1, 2014, fees are as follows:


New Fee

One Yard Wood Mulch


One Yard Fine Mulch


One Yard Compost


Brush Lot Fee



Note: Pickups - standard size holds up to approx. 3 cu. yd.; compact size holds approx. 2 cu. yd.

These screened products are consistently sized for uniform appearance.

MO Mulch logoLandscaping Mulch

MO-Mulch is made from ground woody materials for use on flower beds, shrubs, trees, and pathways.

  • Unscreened - $7/cu.yd.
  • Fine textured - $16/cu.yd. or $2/1.5 cu.ft. bag (approximately 40 lbs.)

Advantages of Mulching

  • Preserves soil moisture
  • Moderates soil temperature
  • Provides microbe habitat
  • Absorbs rainfall and runoff
  • Recycles organic materials
  • Discourages weed growth

MO Post logoYardwaste Compost

MO-POST is a high quality compost of yard and garden organic materials.

  • $20/cu.yd.
  • $3/1 cu.ft. bag (approximately 40 lbs.)

Benefits of Compost

Compost is a valuable resource. It adds organic matter and helpful microorganisms to your soil. Compost develops good soil structure, which is a crucial element for plant growth and health. Visit the Show-Me Yards & Neighborhoods program for more information on compost and environmentally-friendly yardcare.

  • Our compost is rich in organic matter which greatly improves soil structure. Any kind of soil canbenefit from compost. It helps sandy soils retain water and nutrients so plants can absorb them.
  • Compost also helps reduce compaction and improves air and water filtration in clay soils. Havingwell-structured soil will enhance long-term plant growth and health.
  • Beneficial organisms in healthy composts help break down overgrown thatch in grass lawns.

Where and How Can I Use Compost?

  • Vegetable & Flower Gardens: Before planting, till in 1 1/2 inches of compost in the top 4 inches of soil.
  • Landscaping: Before planting, till in 1 1/2 inches compost in the top 4 to 6 inches of soil or mulch surface with 2 inches of compost with existing plants.
  • Trees & Shrubs: Mulch with 1/2 to 1 inch compost at the tree base. Transplant with a mix of 10% to 15% by volume composts and replacement soil. Maintain trees with 1/2 to 1 inch compost along drip line (farthest edge of leaf cover) annually.
  • Turf Establishment:
    • Lawns - Before planting, till in 1 1/2 inches of compost with 3 to 6 inches of soil.
    • Over-seeding - Thoroughly aerate established turn area, spread seed and cover with approximately 1/4 inch of compost.
    • Turf Maintenance - Aerate lawn thoroughly in spring. Top dress lawn in spring and fall with approximately 1/4 inch compost.

Tip: A fertilizer or seed spreader will spread compost evenly.

Compost Coverage Per Cubic Yard
Area Depth
12.5' x 12.5' 2"
15' x 15' 1.5"
18' x 18' 1"
25' x 25' 1/2"

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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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