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Posted on: May 3, 2021

City opens new opportunities during May as part of Clean Green Springfield Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Clean Green_Disposal Opps2Clean Green Springfield, the community wide clean up and beautification initiative, is entering a second phase during the month of May. The City of Springfield is offering additional low-cost or no-cost disposal opportunities for a handful of hard-to-dispose-of items. These items not only take up space in the landfill, but they pose a threat to the environment if not properly disposed of. 

Electronic Waste Recycling

Computer Recycling Center, 528 N. Prince Lane
10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday during the month of May

During the month of May, citizens are offered discounted and no-cost disposal opportunities for a variety of electronic items, including television sets, computers and basically anything with a battery or power cord. View a full list of discounted or no-cost disposal items offered through Clean Green Springfield’s partnership with the Computer Recycling Center.

The City is also funding the disposal fees to provide up to 700 residential households no-cost disposal of ONE television (CRT/LED/Plasma/Big Screen/Console/LCD TV). Residents are required to fill out an online registration form for their chance to receive a no-cost TV Disposal Voucher (limited numbers available). To spread out traffic to the recycling facility and provide additional opportunity for residents to access this no-cost service, half of available vouchers will be released beginning May 3 with another wave coming mid-month. Watch the City’s social media for voucher availability announcements.

Mattress Toss

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15
404 N. Jefferson Ave.

Recycling a bed can help reduce a family’s carbon footprint and help the City’s landfill last longer. Up to 1,000 Springfield households will have the opportunity to dispose of two mattresses or one mattress and box springs set of any size at no cost. Items must be clean, dry and not infested.

Tire Toss

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 22
404 N. Jefferson

Recycling tires can help prevent harmful chemicals from affecting the earth, our water and air. Properly disposing of tires can help prevent disease-carrying and pest breeding grounds from occurring and can prevent potential fires. Springfield citizens have the opportunity to drop off up to 8 tires per residential household.

Visit CleanGreenSGF.com and watch the City of Springfield’s social media sites for potential updates, cancellations or early event closure notices.

 

Clean Green Springfield Progress Report

Trash pick-up, stream cleanup and beautification events will also continue during the month of May. As of May 1, 1,276 people have registered to help clean up and green up Springfield. From individuals to families to company and school service projects, Springfieldians have mobilized to remove nearly 600 trash bags from Springfield roadways, trails and streams. More than 11 tons of trash have been collected during the City’s multiple “Point of Pride” cleanup events and various dump site cleanups. In addition, more than 80 organizations/families have signed up to conduct one time roadway and stream cleanups. This has reinvigorated our Adopt-A-Street and Adopt-A-Stream programs and recruited additional organizations to participate on an ongoing basis. Dozens of new people have assisted neighborhoods with their regular spring cleanup activities – adding additional hands for unloading of items, helping with bulky item pickup and other neighborhood needs. Volunteers have also spread more than 130 cubic yards of mulch and planted 155 plants during two beautification events.

The City would like to thank the follow sponsors/partners for their continued support of Clean Green Springfield: Community Partnership of the Ozarks, KY3/KSPR/CW; Watershed Committee of the Ozarks; The Hatch Family Foundation; Ozark Greenways; iHeart Radio and James River Basin Partnership.

The following groups have made a significant impact in this effort so far: Mercy, Sunbelt Environmental, Springfield Symphony, League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, City Utilities, NForm Architecture, Sunrise Rotary, and Historic Commercial Street Merchants.

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For more information, contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or [email protected].

Learn more and register at CleanGreenSGF.com.
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