May 08, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

City Waves YRC Fee for Residential Storm Debris

The City of Springfield will waive the $3 residential gate fee this weekend for Springfield-Greene County residents who want to take vegetative storm debris to the Yardwaste Recycling Center.

Commercial fees will still apply.

Limbs should be cut into approximate four-foot sections and be less than six inches in diameter to go to the Yardwaste Recycling Center. Larger limbs, tree stumps and rootballs need to go to the Springfield Sanitary Landfill.

The Yardwaste Recycling Center is best equipped to handle any large residential or commercial loads. Small bundles (about the size of an armload) can be taken to the Lone Pine or Franklin recycling centers.

The recycling centers are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The centers are closed on Mondays to process the material.

The Landfill will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday; and open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays next week. Normal Landfill tipping fees will apply.

For more information, including directions to the centers, visit: www.springfieldmo.gov/recycling or call the Recycling Hotline at 864-1904.

For media information, contact: Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, 880-9151.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1900 • springfieldmo.gov