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Posted on: November 3, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City celebrates America Recycles Day with free entry to Discovery Center 1-5 p.m Sunday

ES-DCS The City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services is teaming up with the Discovery Center of Springfield to host an America Recycles Day event, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis Street.

Admission will be free to visitors thanks to a sponsorship by the Department of Environmental Services. Visitors are invited to explore the many green features of the Center, including the LEED Gold Certified elements of the west building and exhibits created from repurposed materials.

Hands-on activities will focus on recycling and repurposing including a composting activity, recycled building challenge and making bracelets from plastic shopping bags. Employees from Environmental Services will be available to share information about recycling options available throughout the community.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet several community recycling partners including Nestle Purina, Complete Electronics Recycling, Midwest Fibre Sales, Bedhead Mattress Recycling, and Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District.

For more information on this free event, visit


Media Contact: City of Springfield Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected] or Discovery Center of Springfield Education Director Jackie Douglas at 417-862-9910 or [email protected].

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