December 24, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

City Offices Holiday Hours and Recycling Info

City offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. City recycling centers also will be closed on Friday, but will resume normal operations on Saturday, Dec. 26.

For operating hours of the recycling centers, visit: www.springfieldmo.gov/recycling or call the recycling hotline at 864-1904.

The Springfield Municipal Landfill also will be open for normal hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 26. As a reminder, Christmas trees are not accepted at Missouri landfills. Springfield residents have several options available for recycling live Christmas trees this year that will turn the trees into fish habitat or mulch.

BASS PRO

Bass Pro will accept trees at the fenced area at the northwest end of the Bass Pro Shops parking lot directly behind the store at 1935 S. Campbell Ave.
Dates accepted: Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Hours:  Noon to 6 p.m. daily
Fee: $2 per tree; benefitting the Boy Scouts
Uses: Trees are used for fish habitat
Special Instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments, tree stand and no flocked trees accepted.
For more information, contact: Larry Whiteley, 873-5022.

WICKMAN’S

Wickman’s will accept trees at 1345 S. Fort Ave., in Springfield, and at 10791 U.S. 60 in Monett.
Dates accepted: Dec. 26-Jan. 13
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday (Springfield only)
Fee: $5 at both locations; proceeds donated to The Kitchen
Uses: Trees will be ground into wood chip mulch, which is available for free. Bring your own container.
Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments, tree stand and no flocked trees accepted.
For more information, contact: 862-3707 (Springfield); or 235-1112 (Monett) or visit: www.wickmans.com

CITY OF SPRINGFIELD YARDWASTE RECYCLING CENTER

The YRC will accept Christmas trees.
Directions: West on Sunshine (U.S. 60); south of Farm Road 115. Turn left on Farm Road 164. Follow signs to Yardwaste Recycling Center.
Dates accepted: Year round. The Center will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays.
Fees: Donations are accepted; the brush recycling fee of $3 will be waived for Christmas trees through Jan. 30; otherwise, the $3 gate fee will apply. Existing commercial fees will apply to commercial loads, including Christmas trees.
Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments and tree stand.
For more information, contact: Recycling Hotline, 864-1904; or visit: www.springfieldmo.gov/recycling.

Note: Trees are not accepted at the Franklin and Lone Pine recycling centers.

For more information, contact: Ted O'Neill, Superintendent of Solid Waste Management, 864-1905.

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Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 • springfieldmo.gov