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Volunteers registered for Springfield’s fall edition of Clean Green Springfield will be able to pick up their packets 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15. The drive-through event located at the City’s Environmental Resource Center (290 E. Central Street) will equip participants with T-shirts, volunteer information and litter cleanup supplies.
More than 300 have registered to participate so far in a variety of litter cleanup, beautification and neighborhood events. Individuals, families, civic and faith groups and employer teams are encouraged to participate in one or more of numerous cleanup and beautification opportunities offered in October -November.
More than 1,000 participated in the springtime launch of Clean Green Springfield with a total of 1,031 bags of litter picked up and more than 200 tons of trash and bulky items collected, helping reduce a noticeable eye-sore in our community, improve water quality in our urban waterways and protect the environment.
Visit cleangreensgf.com to learn more and register to volunteer.
Doling Park Point of Pride Cleanup Event (Rescheduled from Oct. 2)9 a.m. – noon | Saturday, Oct. 23The Doling Branch that runs through Springfield’s historic Doling Park is a new stream segment added to the City’s Adopt-A-Stream program in 2021. This section has yet to be adopted and needs some love. Parking is available at Doling Park (301 E. Talmage Street) in their northeast parking lot near the tennis courts.
Neighborhood CleanupsSeven of the City’s registered neighborhoods plan to host neighborhood cleanups scheduled in October through early November. Volunteers will have the opportunity to sign up for three shifts – Morning (roughly 7-11), Lunchtime (roughly 11-2), Afternoon (roughly 2-7). Volunteers can choose to register as part of the “Cleanup Support Crew,” to help neighbors unload items at the cleanup site, or the “Litter Team,” and participate in road and alleyway cleanups throughout the neighborhoods.
Grant Beach Neighborhood Cleanup 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct. 19-20 at Central Assembly of God (1301 N. Boonville)
West Central Neighborhood Cleanup 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Southside Baptist Church (465 S. Grant Ave.)
Oak Grove Neighborhood Cleanup 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 28 at East Grand Church of Christ (2220 Grand Street)
Delaware Neighborhood Cleanup 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 4 at Westminster Presbyterian (1551 E. Portland)
Roadway & Stream CleanupsThrough the City’s Adopt-a-Street and Adopt-a-Stream programs, committed volunteers keep our city’s roadways and streams free from litter and debris. Register for a one-time cleanup or commit to adopt a section and keep it clean year-round. The City will provide the trash bags, you tell us when and where to pick them up when filled!
Landfill Voucher OpportunityThe City has allocated $10,000 to provide 500 vouchers to cover tipping fees at the landfill (a $20 value). This voucher is available to Springfield residents and will cover the disposal of up to 1,240 pounds of waste per citizen, which generally accounts for a pickup truck or trailer-load of household bulky items. Citizens may be required to cover the difference if disposing of extremely heavy items like shingles or dense furniture. Register to receive a tipping fee voucher at cleangreensgf.com.
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For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement at 417-380-3352 or [email protected] or Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at [email protected] or 573-819-3713.