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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Mattress Toss event, volunteer opportunities planned this weekend as part of Clean Green Springfield


Clean Green_Disposal Opps2The City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative continues this weekend with a mattress recycling event, special electronics recycling opportunities and a variety of volunteer cleanup and beautification events.

Special Disposal Opportunities:

Throughout 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.

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.

Due to the threat of rain, the City is encouraging residents to cover mattresses with a tarp during transport to the event. Recyclable mattresses must be clean, dry and not infested.

In case of severe weather, the hours of operation for this event may change or be postponed. Visit and watch the City of Springfield’s social media sites for potential updates, cancellations or early event closure notices.


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

Throughout 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). Visit to register for a no-cost TV disposal voucher. 


Clean Green Springfield volunteer opportunities this weekend are all rain or shine events and include: 

Beautification of College Street and Scenic Avenue
8 a.m. – noon
Intersection of College Street and Scenic Avenue

Volunteers under the guidance of City public grounds crews will landscape and beautify the two triangle medians at the intersection of College Street and Scenic Avenue. Parking for volunteers is available along Water Street just west of the event location.   

Two Neighborhood Cleanup events

Clean Green Springfield is helping support the neighborhood cleanups hosted annually by Community Partnership of the Ozarks, helping to provide volunteers for a variety of activities during the event. 

The Rountree Neighborhood cleanup is scheduled 7 – 11 a.m. at University Heights Baptist Church (1010 S. National) and the Phelps Grove and University Heights neighborhoods will host a combined cleanup 7-11 a.m. at the Springfield Art Museum (1111 E. Brookside Dr.).   

To register for Clean Green Volunteer opportunities, visit

Clean Green Springfield Progress Report:

Trash pick-up, stream cleanup and beautification events are continuing during the month of May. As of May 13, 1,310 people have registered to help clean up and green up Springfield.

Individuals, families, businesses and service organizations have mobilized to help remove more than 750 bags of trash 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. 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. In addition, more than 85 organizations/families have signed up to conduct one time roadway and stream cleanups. Volunteers have also spread more than 130 cubic yards of mulch and planted 155 plants during two beautification events hosted so far. 

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.

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For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-380-3352 or [email protected].






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