The Environmental Services Solid Waste Division integrates various programs and services to help manage and reduce Springfield’s waste stream. This is accomplished through the Integrated Solid Waste Management System which includes multiple facilities, education and market development programs. This environmentally sound and economically feasible system represents a long-term solution to preserve the natural resources of the region for present and future generations.
Open year-round and located throughout the City of Springfield, the recycling centers offer convenient drop-off facilities for all citizens to properly dispose of home recyclables, yardwaste, household chemicals, and even mattresses. Click the names below to see the facility page.
SANITARY LANDFILL: Disposing of Waste Properly
The Springfield Sanitary Landfill provides efficient, reliable, and environmentally secure disposal of municipal solid wastes and other non-hazardous materials. Although Springfield continues to focus on reducing its solid waste stream through precycling, recycling, reuse, and numerous other means; the Springfield Sanitary Landfill remains a vital part of our solid waste management plan.
THE SYSTEM & YOU: ISWMS is more than a bunch of letters
Approved by voters in 1991, Springfield’s Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) includes the Springfield Sanitary Landfill, three recycling drop-off sites, a Yardwaste Recycling Center, Household Chemical Collection Center and education and market development programs. Curbside collection of trash and recyclables is provided by private, independent trash hauling companies. This environmentally sound and economically feasible system represents a long-term solution to preserve the natural resources of the region for present and future generations. The Integrated Solid Waste Management System is funded primarily by revenue generated from disposal or “tipping” fees at the Sanitary Landfill. The sale of compost and mulch products, grants, honor system fees and donations also contribute to funding the system.