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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Packet and Supply Pickup for Clean Green Springfield volunteers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. this Friday


Clean Green ERC Packet Pickup Map-01The City will host the first in a series of drive-thru Packet and Supply Pickup events 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 7 for those who have registered to volunteer for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative. The drive-through event located at the City’s Environmental Resource Center (290 E. Central Street) will equip participants with T-shirts, volunteer information, litter cleanup supplies and incentive items.   

A second Packet and Supply Pickup event will be held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, April 21. Additional opportunities to collect volunteer information and supplies will be advertised at a later date. 

Clean Green Springfield 2023 Initiative Update:

Nearly 1,000 have registered to participate to date in a variety of litter cleanup, beautification and neighborhood events. Individuals, families, civic and faith groups and employer teams are encouraged to register for one or more of numerous cleanup and beautification opportunities offered April – May.   

View a full list of volunteer events and complete the registration process at


Upcoming Clean Green Events:

Sunset Median Beautification – 8 a.m. – noon | April 8, 15
The roadway medians located on Sunset Street between Fremont and National were included as a previous beautification project. Now more than 5,000 plants are ready to go in the ground along with weeding, mulch spreading and general site cleanup. This project will take multiple days of dedicated volunteer work. Sign up to help one or more weekends until it’s done! 

Kansas Expressway Cleanup (Kearney to Republic Road) - 9 a.m. – noon | Saturday, April 15 -
Kansas Expressway is a significant thoroughfare in our community, carrying thousands of vehicles per day in and out of Springfield. It also regularly accumulates trash and is consistently in need of a cleanup. Teams will assemble at various access points along Kansas to tackle different sections of the Expressway from Kearney Street to Republic Road. 

Weller Neighborhood Cleanup – 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Thursday, April 13 at Turning Point Church (1722 National Avenue) 
Thirteen of the City’s registered Neighborhood Associations are hosting Neighborhood Cleanup days throughout the spring. Volunteers are needed to help neighbors unload items at the drop-off site, cleanup alley and roadways and help with bulky item pickup throughout the neighborhood.  

View a full list of volunteer opportunities and get registered at


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For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-380-3352 or [email protected] or Kristen Milam, Communications Coordinator, at 573-819-3713 or [email protected] 

Learn more about Clean Green Springfield.
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