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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Springfield recycling facilities to reopen to the public May 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following more than a month-long closure due to physical distancing concerns, the City of Springfield will reopen the City’s recycling sites Wednesday, May 6.

All recycling services and products will be available during their usual operating hours, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday at the Yardwaste Recycling Center (3790 S. Farm Road 119, Brookline), Lone Pine Recycling Center (3020 S. Lone Pine Ave.), Franklin Avenue Recycling Center (731 N. Franklin Ave.) and the Household Chemical Collection Center (1226 W. Nichols St.).

“We have walked through our recycling centers’ operations and the process of reopening them safely with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to ensure we are reopening at the right time and under circumstances that are as safe as possible to our patrons and employees,” says Superintendent of Solid Waste Erick Roberts.

Buildings and bathroom facilities at recycling sites will remain closed to the public. All patrons are encouraged to follow CDC physical distancing guidelines, including practicing proper hand washing techniques, staying at least six feet from others, staying home while sick and wearing a face mask and/or gloves.

In addition, visitors will be encouraged to follow the following guidelines: 

  • Use recycling bins one person at a time
  • Limit the number of family members visiting the facility and have only one person exit the vehicle.
  • Be prepared with all recyclables properly broken down and ready for deposit in a bin 
  • Avoid socializing or lingering.

“We realize our closure has been inconvenient and we’re encouraged by the amount of input we have received regarding the need for our products and services,” said Roberts. “We thank the community for their patience and continued support as we remain mindful of the safety of our visitors and staff.”

For more information on Springfield recycling centers and services, visit springfieldmo.gov/recycling.

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For media inquiries, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or kmilam@springfieldmo.gov.  

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