December 01, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Reduce Holiday Waste With Easy Tips

As the holiday season approaches, statistics show that solid waste (trash) generation skyrockets. The City of Springfield's Solid Waste Management Division has a number of suggestions to reduce holiday waste.

Carefully planning errands and carpooling saves fuel, lessens pollution, makes maximum use of your time and can be a pleasant opportunity to share your holiday preparations with friends and family.

More information on recycling, including Christmas trees, is available at the City's Recycling Hotline at 864-1904 or on the City Web site: www.springfieldmo.gov/recycling.

For more information, contact: Barbara J. Lucks, Interim Sustainability Officer, Department of Environmental Services, 864-2005.

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Department of Public Works

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