Solid Waste Management & Recycling

  1. City of Springfield Environmental Services names two assistant directors to staff

    The City’s Environmental Services department has named Wade Drossel and Ron Petering as assistant directors, effective Sept. 17. Previous Assistant Director Errin Kemper was named director in May after Steve Meyer retired. Read on...
  2. City expanding mattress recycling service to Franklin Avenue Recycling Center

    The City of Springfield has expanded mattress recycling collection services to its Franklin Avenue Recycling Center location at 731 N. Franklin Avenue. Read on...
  3. Sewer smoke testing in Robberson and Weller neighborhood begins Monday

    Sewer smoke testing will be conducted in sections of the Robberson and Weller neighborhoods for approximately one week beginning Monday, July 30. Read on...
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Product availability

Products availability and other up-to-date information can be obtained by calling the City's Recycling Hotline at 864-1904

Hours of operation

Summer and Sunday hours are in effect until November 6. Please check each Recycling Center for its hours of operation:

Landfill permit expansion

The Springfield Sanitary Landfill has applied for a permit expansion to its existing facility in Greene County. The landfill recently completed a geologic investigation to determine if the site is suitable for expansion. The proposed site is located at 3545 W. Farm Road 34, Willard, Missouri. Results of the geologic investigation were presented and summary information of these findings can be found at the links below. For more information please call 417-864-1905. Details on the landfill permitting process can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 573-751-5401.

Our mission

The mission of the City of Springfield's Solid Waste Management Division is to provide an Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Springfield and Greene County that is environmentally sound and economically feasible which represents a long-term solution to preserve the natural resources of the region for present and future generations.

Springfield's Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) 

Springfield's voter-approved integrated solid waste management system consists of a variety of successful programs and services, including:

Curbside Recycling 

Curbside recycling is an easy, convenient method of recycling provided through all Springfield waste haulers.

Household Chemical Collection Center 

Springfield's Household Chemical Collection Center (HCCC)  opened in 1994 as one of the first year-round facilities of its kind in Missouri. The HCCC accepts household-generated chemical waste for recycling and/or proper disposal.

Information and Education Program

The City of Springfield provides community education and awareness of recycling benefits, environmental stewardship, and sustainability through various activities.

Market Development 

Springfield is committed to local economic and market development, through product supply development, end user identification and materials exchange. The Sustainability group also works with the City's Economic Development staff and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to target and encourage businesses who utilize recyclables and sustainable business procedures.

Recycling Centers 

The City of Springfield provides recycling centers open year-around and located through out Springfield where area residents can drop off their yardwaste and recyclables.

Sanitary Landfill

The Springfield Sanitary Landfill provides efficient, reliable, and environmentally secure disposal of municipal solid wastes and other non-hazardous materials. Springfield is continuing to focus on reducing its solid waste stream through precycling, recylcling, reuse, and numerous  other means; however, the Springfield Sanitary Landfill remains a vital part of the solid waste management plain in Springfield. 

Yardwaste Recycling Center

The Yardwaste Recycling Center (YRC), located in the southwest corner of Springfield, is an efficient and convenient location for Springfield/Greene County residents to drop off their yardwaste and brush and purchase high grade wood mulch and compost products in bulk or bag sizes.  


Springfield's voter-approved Integrated Solid Waste Management System is funded by revenues generated from tipping fees at the City's Sanitary Landfill as well as several new revenue sources, including the sale of yardwaste compost and mulch products, grants, honor system fees, and donations.