FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City’s Department of Environmental Services will increase the tipping fees at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill from $30.94 per ton to $32.18 per ton, a 4% increase. There will be no increase on the $20 minimum charge for individual small vehicles at this time, however, the $20 minimum will cover approximately the first 1,250 pounds of disposal, with additional tonnage charged at the rate of $32.18 per ton.
The bagged products sold at the recycling centers have increased in price from $3 per bag for Mopost to $4 per bag. Momulch has increased in price from $2 per bag to $3 per bag.
“The purpose of the fee increases is to ensure that the City has adequate funding to continue to provide safe and reliable operation of these facilities, and to provide for the future closure and post-closure care of the Sanitary Landfill in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations,” said Superintendent of Solid Waste Erick Roberts.
As part of the annual budgeting process, City of Springfield departments review revenues and expenses for each area of operation within the City. If there are fees associated with the areas of operation, the City, if necessary, makes annual adjustments to these fees to ensure cost recovery.
City Council approved the fee increases at its Feb. 11, 2019 meeting as part of Council Bill 2019-019.
About Springfield’s Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS)
Approved by voters in 1991, the ISWMS is a system to collectively manage the City’s landfill, recycling collection centers, yardwaste recycling center, hazardous household chemical collection center, and recycling education programs. Each component of this system works in concert with the others to provide Springfield citizens a way to dispose of their trash. Curbside collection and recycling is offered by private solid waste service providers. The Solid Waste Management division is dedicated to providing environmentally safe, efficient, reliable and affordable solid waste disposal and materials recycling services to customers throughout the Springfield and Greene County area. For more information, please visit springfieldmo.gov/solidwaste.
For more information, please contact Cora Scott, director of Public Information and Civic Engagement, at 417-864-1009 or Superintendent of Solid Waste Erick Roberts at 417-864-1905