Yardwaste Recycling Center

YRC Preview and Hours of Operation

Springfield's Yardwaste Recycling Center (YRC) is dedicated to the disposal of yardwaste and organic items. A drop-off area for household recyclables is located on-site and is an easy and convenient space to recycling cardboard, glass, aluminum, tin and paper. The YRC's yardwaste composting and mulching area is the only City-managed location where residential brush in pickup loads and larger is accepted from the public.

Hours of Operation: 

The Yardwaste Recycling Center is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., TUESDAY - SATURDAY. 

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

Closed the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

What is accepted at the YRC:  

Home Drop-off Facility:
Aluminum, Cardboard, Glass, Paper, Plastic, and Tin.

Yardwaste is also accepted in unlimited amounts, including leaves (10 bag limit), brush, sticks, and organic holiday decor.

Yardwaste Facility:

Yardwaste, including grass clippings, leaves, garden and flower bed vegetation, small non-woody shrub trimmings.  Materials must be free of rocks and lumber, limbs and trash. Materials must also be removed from containers like trash bags, boxes and lawn bags. 

This is the only location where residential brush in pickup loads and larger is accepted. Please note the following guidelines for brush: 

• Limbs must be cut to 4 feet maximum length

• Limbs up to 6 inches in diameter are acceptable loose

• Limbs OVER 6 inches and root balls must be taken to the Springfield Sanitary Landfill.

• Brush that is already chipped is accepted subject to existing fees (We reserve the right to limit quantities accepted)


Rootballs, rocks, lawn bags, boxes, lumber, fence posts, dirt, limbs that do not match specifications and trash. 


Household Recyclables:  
Materials brought to the household recycling drop-off area are free, but suggested honor system fees and donations are encouraged.

Yardwaste Recycling:

Yardwaste, defined as bulk grass clippings, leaves, garden and flower bed vegetation and small, non-woody shrub trimmings is accepted at no charge from residences, commercial haulers and lawn services. 

Brush Recycling:

The following fees are charged for bulk brush disposal: 

Charge Per Unit
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

Payment:  Cash and check ONLY are accepted for services and products. 

3790 S. Farm Road 119, Brookline, MO


West on Sunshine (Highway 60):

  • Turn left (south) onto Farm Road 115
  • Turn left (east) on Farm Road 164
  • Follow signs

Or go west on James River Freeway to Sunshine (Highway 60):

  • Turn right (east) onto Farm Road 115
  • Turn left onto Farm Road 164
  • Follow signs
MOPost Logo - Compost created at the YRC
MoMulch Logo - Mulch created at the YRC

MO Products  A true MO product... or byproduct

The materials in our products are produced from locally-generated garden and yardwaste accepted from Springfield/Greene County residents at Springfield's YRC. Specially designed equipment is used to grind and/or screen the materials into uniformly-sized and textured products. These products are generally more affordable and better value than purchasing commercially-produced mulch and compost. Revenues generated from the sale of these products go back into the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund to support waste management efforts and environmental education for our community. 

MOPOST is made from materials, including leaves and grass clippings, which are windrowed and turned regularly to encourage the natural decomposition process. The materials are then screened to uniform size and texture.

MOMULCH is made from chipped and ground wood wastes from limbs and brush. 

Products are available to purchase in bulk at the YRC, and by bag at the YRC and Lone Pine Recycling Center.