Seasonal Tips for Sustainability

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.

  1. Holiday Lights
  2. Live Trees
  3. Artificial Trees
  4. Shipping Materials
AAA Certified Computer Recycling Center528 N. Prince Lane417.866.2588None
Complete Electronics Recycling2935 W. Chestnut Expy417.864.4415None
All Metal Recycling3340 W. Division417.862.0011None***
Commercial Metals Company
634 E. Phelps

*** Will pay $.10 per lb. of lights disposed. 

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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!

Don't hang around, get to crafting

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.  

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Holiday Cards

Cards & More
Easy, Green, Affordable and fun

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.

  1. Environmental
    Resource Center
    290 East Central Street
    Springfield, MO 65802

    Busch Municipal Building
    840 Boonville Avenue; 3rd Floor
    Springfield, MO 65802

    Recycling Hotline

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