Yardwaste Recycling Center

City Recycling drop-off centers closed 

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with the recent ordinance prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more, all City of Springfield recycling drop-off centers will close beginning 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

Facilities included in this closure are the Yardwaste Recycling Center, Lone Pine Avenue Recycling Center, Franklin Avenue Recycling Center and Household Chemical Collection Center. 

The Springfield Sanitary Landfill will remain open under normal operating hours.

Citizens are encouraged to contact their trash hauler for information on curbside recycling collection service. If accumulation or storage of recyclables becomes an issue, these items can be placed in the garbage until recycling service resumes.

Yardwaste Recycling Center
The Yardwaste Recycling Center is located near the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant at 3790 South Farm
Road 119, Brookline, Missouri. The services of the Yardwaste Recycling Center are available for residents of Springfield and Greene County. Products are for sale to the general public, regardless of residency.

Hours of operation

Winter Hours (first Tuesday in November-first Tuesday in April)
Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays

Summer Hours (first Tuesday in April-first Tuesday in November)
Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Holidays

 *Seasonal Sundays 1-5 p.m.
    *1st Sunday in April through 3rd Sunday in May (closed Easter)
    *1st Sunday in November through 1st Sunday in December

All customers must be unloaded by closing time.
No sales 30 minutes prior to closing.

Call the Recycling Hotline: 864-1904 for more info.


Some fees apply - Please read all information carefully. Yardwaste is defined as bulk or grass clippings, leaves, garden and flowerbed vegetation, and small, non-woody shrub trimmings. 
We do not accept lumber, fence posts, trash, rocks, dirt etc.

The Yardwaste Recycling Center is the only location residential brush in pickup loads and larger will be accepted. These large quantities are not accepted at the Recycling Centers at Lone Pine or Franklin

  • Limbs must be cut to 4 feet maximum length
  • Limbs up to 6 inches in diameter are acceptable loose
  • Limbs over 6 inches in diameter and root balls must be taken to the Springfield Sanitary Landfill
  • Brush that is already chipped is accepted at the Yardwaste Recycling Center subject to existing fees (We reserve the right to limit quantities accepted)



​Brush Disposal Fees

Charge Per Unit Price
Car/SUV/Pickup or Trailer under 8 ft. $8
Trailer - 8-12 ft. $15
Trailer - 13-16 ft. $20
Dump Truck $30
Large Volume fee/cubic yard $5
Leaves & Grass Clippings
  • Yardwaste is accepted at no charge from residences, commercial haulers and lawn services.
  • Materials must be free of rocks and lumber, limbs and trash.
  • Materials must be removed from containers, i.e. trash bags, boxes, and etc.


Payment may be made by:
  • Cash or check paid on site
  • Coupons which are available in $10 and $50 amounts from the Finance Department for Brush disposal only. Cannot be used for product purchases.



US Composting Member
Closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 
        Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and
           Christmas Day.