The Department of Environmental Services promotes the practice of sustainability through education and awareness. Occasionally, a season may require additional information to be shared and you may find those tips and tricks here.
Seasonal Recycling Lights, Trees & Shipping material
These locations and rates verified at start of season. Call to confirm prior to arriving.
|AAA Certified Computer Recycling Center||528 N. Prince Lane||417.866.2588||None|
|Complete Electronics Recycling||2935 W. Chestnut Expy||417.864.4415||None|
|All Metal Recycling||3340 W. Division||417.862.0011||None***|
Commercial Metals Company
634 E. Phelps
*** Will pay $.10 per lb. of lights disposed.
|Yardwaste Recycling Center||3790 S. Farm Rd. 119||417.864.1904||Free Dec. 26 - Jan. 31|
|Wickman's||1345 S. Fort Ave.||417.862.3707||$5 per tree donation|
|Bass Pro Shops||2011 S. Campbell Ave.||417.873.5618||$2 per tree donation|
|Hansen's Greenwaste||3341 S. Farm Road 107||417.877.8733||Free Dec. 26 - Jan. 31|
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD YARDWASTE RECYCLING CENTER
The Yardwaste Recycling Center will accept Christmas trees year-round.
Directions: West on Sunshine (U.S. Hwy. 60); south on Farm Road 115; left on Farm Road 164. Follow signs to the Yardwaste Recycling Center.
Dates accepted: Year-round. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Hours: 8am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays (winter hours)
Fees: Free between Dec. 26 - Jan. 31, 2018; otherwise, the current volume based fees will apply. Donations are accepted. Existing commercial fees will apply to commercial loads, including Christmas trees.
Uses: Trees will be ground into screened and unscreened wood chip mulch, which is available for purchase at the YRC & Lone Pine recycling centers.
Special instructions: Remove tree stands and all decorations, no flocked trees accepted.
For more information contact: Recycling Hotline, 864-1904
Wickman’s will accept trees at 1345 S. Fort Ave.
Dates accepted: Starting Dec. 26
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $5 per tree Donation; proceeds donated to Great Circle
Uses: Trees will be ground into wood chip mulch, which is available for free. Bring your own container.
Special instructions: Remove tree stands, all decorations, plastic bags, no flocked trees accepted.
For more information contact: 862-3707
BASS PRO SHOPS
Bass Pro will accept trees at their Outlet store front parking lot at 2011 S. Campbell Ave.
Dates accepted: Dec. 26 - Dec. 30, 2018
Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. daily
Fee: $2 per tree Donation; all proceeds benefit Ozark Trails Council Boy Scouts projects
Uses: Trees are used to provide wildlife habitat for rabbits, quail and songbirds.
Special Instructions: Remove tree stands and all decorations, no flocked trees accepted.
For more information, contact: Katie Mitchell, 873-5618
Hansen’s Greenwaste will accept trees at 3341 S. Farm Road 107, Brookline.
Dates accepted: Year-round
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5:00pm
Fee: No fee charged December 26-January 31, 2019, for residential Christmas trees (only).
Special instructions: Remove tree stands, all decorations; no flocked trees accepted.
For more information contact: 877-8733
Computer Recycling Center
528 N. Prince Lane
$10 per Tree
|MO Council of the Blind Thrift Store||2713 N. Kansas Expy||417.831.7600||None|
|MO Council of the Blind Thrift Store|
|520 E. Battlefield Rd.||417.831.7600||None|
Other local thrift stores will accept artificial trees, as well.
Trees donated at thrift stores must be a useable and in good condition.
STYRofoam peanuts & sheets
Food grade styrofoam is not accepted. Commercial recycling is requested to call and inquire for pricing.
|AAA Certified Computer Recycling Center||528 N. Prince Lane||417.866.2588||$5 per load||✅||✅|
bubblewrap & Airpacks rolls & Sheets
Remember to pop prior to recycling.
These may also be returned with your plastic shopping bags to any big retailer and supermarket who accept.
|UPS Store #2223||402 W. Mt. Vernon St. Nixa, MO||417.725.6366||None|
Do. it. yourself. Repurpose "Trash" into treasure
It's easy to ignore the potential of recyclable materials or old and unused goods. In the spirit of sustainability we want to share ideas of how new life can be given to items, such as: scrap paper, cardboard, paperboard, plastic bags, old books, magazines, junk mail, and so much more.
Be green and get crafty!
All shapes, sizes, materials, quality and colors, ornaments can be crafted out of all sorts of old homemade items and recyclable materials. Click below and follow instructions for any of our ornament projects. Have fun and get experimental; making it even more unique and all your own.
Cards, decorations and gifts are all perfect avenues for giving new life to all of those old materials and recyclable goods. An old food box can be made into a card, a plastic bag can become a wreath or wallet and past magazine subscriptions into wonderful holiday decorations.