Federal and state regulations ban certain types of waste from landfills. All of the items listed below have alternate disposal requirements that not only help protect our air, water and land resources, but also conserve landfill space.
Follow these guidelines to ensure your waste is disposed of in an efficient, reliable and environmentally secure manner.
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES
LEAD ACID BATTERIES
LIQUIDS; IF NOT IN A CONTAINER
RAW SEWAGE SLUDGE
SEPTIC TANK PUMPINGS
FREE FLOWING LIQUIDS
VEHICLE BODIES / FRAMES
Any class A, B or C rated including fireworks and ammunition. Call the Fire Department at 911 to dispose.
Call the City's Household Chemical Collection Center (HCCC) to dispose. The facility accepts chemical wastes from households in Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk and Webster counties. For an appointment, call (417)864-2000.
Washers, dryers, furnaces, stoves, household ovens and ranges, water heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers (any freon-containing appliance or device that contained freon). Visit springfieldmo.gov/WasteWizard for disposal options.
According to state statute, yardwaste (including leaves, grass clippings, limbs and brush) is prohibited from disposal at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill. These are accepted at the Yardwaste Recycling Center (YRC).
Visit springfieldmo.gov/WasteWizard to see disposal options.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is very specific about the type of material that can be considered clean fill. Uncontaminated soil, sand, gravel, concrete, cinder blocks, asphalt and brick can be brought to the landfill at no cost. Upon arrival at the landfill, scale house staff will verify the material as acceptable clean fill and then direct customers to the clean fill deposit area.
Landfill staff use these materials in a variety of ways, including temporary daily cover, construction of new landfill sections and building haul roads for landfill operations.
Wondering where to dispose of an item? ASK THE WIZARD!
The City's Waste Wizard is an easy-to-use tool to help Springfield citizens sort their waste properly. Search the online database to find what repurpose, reuse, or recycle options are available throughout our community. Launch the Waste Wizard.