November 09, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Recycling Centers, Offices Closed for Veteran's Day

The City of Springfield recycling centers and City offices will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, in observance of Veteran’s Day.

The Lone Pine Recycling Center experienced a very high volume of customers last weekend for the fall cleanup season. Residents are advised that Thursdays and Fridays are the lowest-volume days at Lone Pine if they want to consider recycling on those less-congested days.

The additional fall hours of 1 to 5 p.m., Sundays, continue through Dec. 6 at both Lone Pine and the Yardwaste Recycling Center.

People with a large amount of yard waste are encouraged to take the material to the Yardwaste Recycling Center. Leaves are accepted free of charge from City residents. An honor system fee of 50 cents per bag applies only to non-residents. Brush is accepted from Springfield-Greene County residents with a $3 per vehicle fee.

To get to the YRC: go west on Sunshine (U.S. 60). Turn left (South) on to Farm Road ll5. Turn left (East) onto Farm Road l64.  Follow signs to the (YRC). Access is also available by going West on James River Freeway to Sunshine (U.S. 60), turning right (East) onto Sunshine. Turn right (South) onto Farm Road ll5, turning left (East) onto Farm Road l64. Follow the signs to the (YRC).

To reduce the volume of leaves taken to the Centers, homeowners may also: use a backyard compost; compress/mulch/chop the leaves before bagging;  or mulch the leaves and let the material decompose on the lawn if the quantity is small. More “how-to" information is Show-Me Yards & Neighborhoods Web site:

Customers also are encouraged to reuse the trash bags they use to bring leaves to the Centers.

For more information on the recycling programs, visit: or call hotline at 864-1904.

For more information, contact: Barbara Lucks, Materials Recovery and Education Coordinator, 864-2005; or Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, 864-1010.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

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