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.