News Releases

Posted on: February 23, 2024

City approved as a Qualifying Local Program by Missouri Department of Natural Resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield first in the state to achieve designation to help streamline permitting process related to the City’s land disturbance permitting program  

The City of Springfield was recently approved...

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Learn more about Land Disturbance Permitting. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Mattress recycling fees at City drop off sites to increase effective Jan. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mattress recycling fees at the City’s recycling drop-off sites will increase from $15 per piece to $20 per piece beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2 due to rising operational costs associated with providing the service.  

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Recycling and repurposing options available for Christmas trees and décor this holiday season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield residents may have enthusiastically hauled out the holly this holiday season, but it’s nearly time to consider how to dispose of those droopy tannenbaums and burned-out holiday lights. Springfield Enviro...

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Learn more sustainable holiday tips. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Environmental Services encourages residents to make sustainable practices a holiday tradition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

As residents haul out the holly this holiday season, Springfield Environmental Services reminds folks that broken string lights and used décor items can often be recycled or repurposed through donation, reducing t...

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Learn more sustainable holiday tips. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: City to celebrate America Recycles Day tomorrow at all City recycling facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2023 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 by offering customer appreciation giveaways at all three of the City’s recycling drop-o...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2023

City celebrates America Recycles Day with customer appreciation and a movie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2023 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 by offering customer appreciation giveaways at all three of the City’s recycling drop-off locations.

America...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Environmental Services celebrates fall yardwaste cleanup season with a smash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

It’s finally autumn in the Ozarks. As pretty-colored leaves begin to crunch and pumpkins on your front porch start to shrivel, Springfield Environmental Services wants you to know your options for cleanup. And they...

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Learn more about yardwaste and organic recycling. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2023

City issues Request for Qualifications for design of Environmental Services campus

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The City of Springfield is soliciting qualification statements from firms interested in providing architectural services for the design of an Environmental Services Campus project located on City-owned property on Rountree R...

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View the ES Campus Request for Qualifications. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Springfield Environmental Services to host Boo at the Bin “trash or treat” event Oct. 27

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Springfield Environmental Services invites residents to Boo at the Bin, a family-friendly night of fun and recycling 5-7p.m., on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Lone Pine Avenue Recycling Center (3020 S. Lone Pine Avenue).

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2023

View Lake Springfield Plan recommendations Oct. 12

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After three public input meetings and numerous engagements with various stakeholder groups, the public will next week have the first opportunity to view the recommended options for the as-of-yet unfunded redevelopment plan for the Lak...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

City to offer special public Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill tour opportunity Oct. 13

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Springfield Environmental Services is offering a special opportunity for the public to tour Springfield’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill at 10 a.m. - noon, on Friday, Oct. 13. Space is limited and registration is requ...

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Learn more about trash and recycling management. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Residents invited to drop off food scraps through new recycling pilot program

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Apple cores, moldy sandwiches, chicken drumsticks, leftover pasta, eggshells and more – beginning this fall, up to 1,000 area residents will have the opportunity to recycle uneaten food through a new pilot program provided b...

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Learn more about the Food Scraps Recycling program City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2023

City issues reminder about yardwaste and debris disposal following storms

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The City’s Public Works Department worked overnight assisting City Utilities with removal of downed trees and debris following last night’s storm. The City’s Urban Forestry division is still assessing the damage. To alert crews of deb...

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Learn more about yardwaste and debris disposal. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2023

City begins sanitary sewer capacity improvement project near Doling Park

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Construction on sanitary sewer improvements north of Doling Park has begun as part of a major effort to improve sewer capacity and reduce overflows along the Pea Ridge Creek in north Springfield.  City Contractor Rosetta Cons...

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Learn more about the Doling sewer project. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Fee increases at Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill, Yardwaste Recycling Center to take effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Beginning July 1, customers to the City’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill and Yardwaste Recycling Center facilities will notice an increase in fees for various products and services. Fee increases were approved by City Council in Februar...

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Learn more about solid waste management in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2023

Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative wraps up with 18 tons of litter collected by volunteers

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Springfield is more beautiful than ever, thanks to the volunteers and households who took part in the City’s Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative. 

Nearly 1,500 individuals registered to volunteer in one or more volunteer c...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2023

One week left to take advantage of no-cost mattress and TV recycling through Clean Green Springfield

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Springfield residents have until May 31 to take advantage of no-cost disposal of televisions and mattresses through the Clean Green Springfield litter cleanup and beautification initiative.

Items including mattresses, televisions and t...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Springfield Environmental Services names Dan Jessen as Superintendent of Solid Waste division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield’s Environmental Services department has named Dan Jessen as Superintendent of Solid Waste division, effective May 7.

In his almost 23-year career at the City of Springfield, Jessen has served primarily...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: Clean Green Springfield Tire Toss and Jordan Creek Cleanup Saturday, May 6

MEDIA ALERT

The City’s Clean Green Springfield city-wide cleanup and beautification initiative is hosting two events on this weekend on Saturday, May 6. 

Tire Toss:

The City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative is hosting a Tire Toss 7 a.m. – 2 p.m....

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Special Disposal Opportunities through Clean Green Springfield begin May 1

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Additional low-cost or no-cost disposal opportunities for a handful of hard-to-dispose-of items will be available beginning May 1 through the City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative. Items including mattresses, te...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Second Lake Springfield Plan Meeting and Open House May 4

Sign up now for tours of the power station

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The City of Springfield and City Utilities will host a second public meeting and open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday May 4 at Lake Springfield Boathouse, 2312 Lake Springfield Park Roa...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2023

MEDIA ALERT:Celebrate Earth Day with screening of “Toy Story 4,” indoor activities at the Art Museum

MEDIA ALERT: 

 Springfield Environmental Services and the Springfield Art Museum are teaming up to host a free, family-friendly Earth Day event, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at the Springfield Art Museum (1111 E. Brookside Drive). Familie...

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Learn more about the EnviroFlick movie series. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Second Packet and Supply Pickup opportunity for Clean Green Springfield volunteers this Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City will host the second in a series of drive-thru Packet and Supply Pickup events 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21 for those who have registered to volunteer for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautifica...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Clean Green Springfield continues with upcoming cleanup events and disposal opportunities

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The Clean Green Springfield community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative is going strong with 1,100 individuals registered for volunteer opportunities and more than 350 bags of litter collected to date since the prog...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day with screening of “Toy Story 4,” family activities at the Art Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services and the Springfield Art Museum are teaming up to host a free, family friendly Earth Day event, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at the Springfield Art Museum (1111 E. Brookside Drive). Families will lear...

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Learn more about the EnviroFlick movie series. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Springfield’s Jordan Creek daylighting featured in national publication

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Smithsonian Science Correspondent writes “How ‘Daylighting’ Buried Waterways Is Revitalizing Cities Across America”

Springfield, Missouri’s “Renew Jordan Creek” project is featured in Smithsonian Magazine, in an article titled...

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Read the Smithsonian Magazine Jordan Creek article City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Registration now open for Clean Green Springfield 2023 volunteer opportunities

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Springfield is a beautiful city, but in recent years the community is noticeably struggling with the negative impacts of trash and litter. You can be a part of the solution by joining Clean Green Springfield!

Springfield Mayor...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: City to host kickoff ceremony for Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative March 15

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:            Kick off ceremony and cleanup event to launch Clean Green Springfield 2023

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 15 ...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2023

Environmental Services names Brandon Freeman as Superintendent of City’s sanitary sewer division

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The City’s Environmental Services department has named Brandon Freeman as Superintendent of Clean Water Services, the City’s sanitary sewer management division, effective Jan. 29. Freeman replaces Mike Delong who retired in December.

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Environmental Services Enviro Flick movie series to present "A Plastic Ocean" Feb. 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Every item of plastic that has ever been created is still on the planet today. Humans produce 300 million tons of plastic per year – 8 million tons of which are dumped into Earth’s oceans.

The documentary film &...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Recycling and repurposing options available for Christmas trees and décor this holiday season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how droopy are thy branches.  

You may have enthusiastically hauled out the holly this holiday season, but it’s nearly time to consider how to dispose of those tannenbaums. Sprin...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Environmental Services gathers input on how Springfieldians interact with water

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The City’s Department of Environmental Services is seeking input on how residents interact with water resources and amenities in Springfield to help create a better connection between residents and the Ozarks’ natu...

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Take the water access survey. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2022

City awarded $17 Million in state Water Infrastructure Grants to help fund 14 stormwater projects

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The City of Springfield was recently approved for nearly $17 million in funding toward 14 individual stormwater improvement projects through the State American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Water Infrastructure Community Grant Program facili...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Customer appreciation events at all City recycling drop-off sites tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: Springfield Environmental Services will provide refreshments and giveaway items to recyclers in celebration of America Recycles Day.  WHEN:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15

WHERE:  Customer appreciation items w...

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Learn more about recycling in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2022

City, CU to kick off Lake Springfield planning process Nov. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield and City Utilities will host an event to kick off the Lake Springfield planning process 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Springfield Art Museum and livestreamed at LakeSGFPlan.com. The event was init...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

City celebrates America Recycles Day with customer appreciation at all recycling drop-off sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2022 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 by offering customer appreciation giveaways at all three of the City’s recycling drop-off locations...

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Learn more about recycling in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Pumpkins and organic decorations accepted for composting at all City recycling sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States produces more than 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year, most of which end up contributing to waste in landfills across the country. 

As Springfield reside...

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Learn more about recycling in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

City hosts sewer repair program open house on Oct. 20 for portions of Ravenwood neighborhood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Property owners and residents in the Ravenwood Subdivision are invited to attend an informational open house opportunity 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at Campbell United Methodist Church (1747 E. Republic Road) to learn about t...

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Learn more about the Private Sewer Repair Program. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

City of Springfield Environmental Services names Erick Roberts as assistant director

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The City’s Environmental Services department has named Erick Roberts as assistant director effective Sept. 26.  

Roberts has been with the City of Springfield since 2000, serving various technician roles with the Solid Waste d...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

City, CU select firm to plan future of Lake Springfield area

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After a competitive procurement process, the City of Springfield and City Utilities have selected engineering and consulting firm Crawford, Murphy & Tilly as the consultant for the Lake Springfield Master Plan. The plan is project...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Sewer smoke testing in Ravenwood, Prairie View Heights subdivisions planned July 25-29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Environmental Services will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing in portions of the Ravenwood and Prairie View Heights subdivisions the week of July 25 (weather dependent).

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Learn more about the Private Sewer Repair Program. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Springfield Environmental Services issues Request for Qualifications for professional services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 for the purpose of pre-qualifying firms to provide professional services related to various projects located in the City’...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Approved fee increases at Noble Hill Landfill, Yardwaste Recycling Center to take effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Beginning July 1, customers to the City’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill and Yardwaste Recycling Center facilities will notice an increase in fees for various products and services. Fee increases were approved by City Council ...

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Learn more about solid waste management in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Recent sewer rate benchmarking study indicates Springfield wastewater rates are below rates of similar cities in Missouri and Midwest.   

Customers on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July...

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Learn more about Springfield sewer rates. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Springfield Environmental Services launches educational blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services is telling their story in a new way by launching a blog. The online feed, aptly titled the “ES Blog,” is intended to give subject matter experts a channel to share their knowledge on a variety of loc...

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Read the ES Blog. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day 2022 in Springfield with movies, cleanup events and festivals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield community will be host to a variety of events and activities in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2022. From movies to volunteer cleanups to festivals, activities are aimed at increasing awareness, education and en...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Environmental Services to celebrate Earth Day with virtual screening of “2040: The Regeneration”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, Springfield Environmental Services invites adults and families alike to enjoy a special “EnviroFlick” movie series virtual screening of “2040: The Regeneration,&rdquo...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

City's Yardwaste Recycling Center and Franklin Avenue recycling sites reopened

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City's Yardwaste Recycling Center (3790 S. Farm Road 119) and Franklin Avenue Recycling Center (371 N. Franklin Avenue) are now open to the public. City Solid Waste Division staff are still working to clear the Lone Pine Avenue Re...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

City recycling facilities to remain closed Feb. 24 due to inclement weather

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE: City recycling centers will remain closed through Thursday, Feb. 24 due to inclement weather. 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Springfield Yardwaste Recycling Center (3790 S. Farm Road 119), Franklin Avenue Recycling Center (37...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

U.S. Dept. of Commerce invests $800K in plan redevelopment of former coal power plant site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will receive an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to conduct planning efforts for the redevelopment of the Lake Springfield area. This grant is fund...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Recycling and repurposing options available for Christmas trees this holiday season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Christmas Tree is the central feature of so many homes during the holiday season. Springfield Environmental Services wants residents to remember: When the holiday season is over, there may still be life left in your Christmas tree...

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Learn more sustainable holiday tips. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Environmental Services reminds residents to think sustainably while decking the halls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As residents begin to haul out the holly this holiday season, Springfield Environmental Services reminds folks that broken string lights and used décor items can often be recycled or repurposed through donation, reducing th...

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Learn more about recycling in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City celebrates America Recycles Day with customer appreciation at City recycling sites

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: Customer appreciation in celebration of America Recycles Day

WHEN: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19

WHERE:  All City recycling centers - Lone Pine Avenue (3020 S. Lone Pine Ave.), Franklin Avenue (731 N. Franklin Ave.), and Yardwas...

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Learn more about recycling in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Informational open house for sanitary sewer projects near Pea Ridge Creek Nov. 18

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: Information Open House for two upcoming sanitary sewer projects near the Pea Ridge Creek in north Springfield

WHEN: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18

WHERE: Northview Center Community Room (301 E. Talmage St.) in Doling Park

The City of Spr...

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Learn more about the projects. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

City celebrates America Recycles Day with customer appreciation, a movie and a wizard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2021 with a trio of opportunities highlighting recycling education and resources in the community. 

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautif...

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Learn more about recycling in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2021

City to host informational open house for sanitary sewer projects near Pea Ridge Creek Nov. 18

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The City of Springfield will host an informational open house to inform the public and impacted property owners of two upcoming sanitary sewer capacity projects planned along the Pea Ridge Creek in north Springfield. Those interested ...

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Learn more about the projects. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

“EnviroFlick” movie series to present “Microplastic Madness” virtual movie screening and discussion

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Springfield Environmental Services invites adults and families alike to enjoy a special “EnviroFlick” movie series virtual screening of “Microplastic Madness,” available for at-home viewing Nov....

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Saturday's Clean Green Springfield Doling Branch Point of Pride Cleanup event cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to a stormy forecast, Saturday's Point of Pride Doling Branch Cleanup event at Doling Park is canceled. Thank you to those who volunteered.

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Pumpkins and organic decorations accepted for composting at all City recycling sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Halloween is almost upon us. As you consider retiring those soggy jack-o-lanterns and droopy corn stalks, Springfield Environmental Services wants to remind you that organic decorations are accepted for composting at all City recyclin...

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Learn more at springfieldmo.gov/recycling. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: West Meadows Point of Pride Cleanup 9 a.m. - noon tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT 

A "Point of Pride" cleanup of downtown Springfield's West Meadows is scheduled 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Oct. 9 through Clean Green Springfield. Volunteers are needed to join the West Central Neighborhood Alliance and Adopt-A...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Packet pickup for Clean Green Springfield volunteers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. this Friday

MEDIA ALERT 

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. 1. The drive-through event located at the City’s Environmental Resource Center (290 E...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

First t-shirt and packet pickup opportunity for Clean Green Springfield volunteers this Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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. 1. The drive-through event located at the City’s Environmental Resource Cen...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

City launches another round of Clean Green Springfield volunteer opportunities this fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Early this year when Springfield needed some love, the community stepped up.

Thanks to the help of more than 1,000 volunteers who made the spring 2021 launch of Clean Green Springfield a success, the City and project partners...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

City solicits public input on updates to Stormwater Management Plan through Sept. 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A draft of the City of Springfield’s updated Stormwater Management Plan is available for public review and comment through 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22. The plan describes the City’s programs, practices and goals fo...

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Review the Plan and provide comments. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Springfield one of 13 communities highlighted in EPA report to Congress about integrated planning

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Springfield is one of 13 communities in the nation that has successfully improved water quality through an integrated planning approach required by a regulatory permit, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Report to...

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Learn more about Springfield's Integrated Plan. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Customers on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. The City of Springfi...

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Learn more about sewer rates and improvements. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Springfield Environmental Services forms new Water Quality Engineering and Development division

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Springfield Environmental Services has recently reorganized to form a new Water Quality Engineering and Development division aimed at improving service to the business and development community as well as strategic planning of sewer a...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

City's “EnviroFlick” movie series to present “The Clean Bin Project” virtual screening and event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services invites the public to celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a special “EnviroFlick” movie series virtual screening of “The Clean Bin Project,” available for viewing Ap...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Clean Green Springfield registrations surpass 1,000

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The City of Springfield’s Clean Green initiative has attracted more than 1,000 individuals signing up to assist with trash pickup and beautification during the months of April and May. Individuals, families, various groups and local b...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Clean Green Springfield initiative kicks off this spring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield is a beautiful city, but due to the effects of the pandemic and other factors, it noticeably needs some love.  

The City of Springfield is launching “Clean Green Springfield,” a series of City-wide cleanup activiti...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

City seeks to amend Overflow Control Plan to continue sound investment in sewer system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Proposed plan would revise and extend agreement with Missouri Department of Natural Resources through 2035.

City Council at its March 22 meeting heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the City’s Department of Environmental...

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Learn more about the Overflow Control Plan. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Springfield shreds 100-ton recycling challenge, collects more than 111 tons of paper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services is thrilled to report a 111.29 ton final collection total for their month-long 100-ton paper recycling challenge. This amount is 26 tons above the monthly average normally collected at City recycling...

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Learn more at springfieldmo.gov/recycling. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Recycling options available for live Christmas trees this season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Christmas Tree is the central feature of so many homes during the holiday season. Springfield Environmental Services wants residents to remember: When the holiday season is over, there may still be life left in your Christmas tree...

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Learn more sustainable holiday tips. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

City reports reaching half-way point in 100-ton paper recycling goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Environmental Services reminds residents to think green this holiday season.

At the half-way point of the City’s 100-ton paper challenge, Springfield Environmental Services is happy to report collecting 51.5 tons of paper so far at Cit...

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Learn more at springfieldmo.gov/recycling. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

City issues 100-ton paper recycling challenge in recognition of America Recycles Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2020 by issuing a month-long community challenge to recycle 100 tons of paper, the top recyclable material found in Springfield’s Noble Hill Sani...

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Learn more at springfieldmo.gov/recycling. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Reminder: Pumpkins and organic decorations accepted at all City recycling sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Halloween is almost upon us. As you consider retiring those soggy jack-o-lanterns and droopy corn stalks, Springfield Environmental Services wants to remind you that organic decorations are accepted year-round at all City recycling dr...

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Learn more at springfieldmo.gov/recycling. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Environmental review records for CDBG home rehabilitation project area available for public comment

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The City of Springfield will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds for th...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

EPA visit highlights Springfield's Brownfields Program

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and EPA Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford were in Springfield Thursday to acknowledge the work done by the City of Springfield and its many partners in conjunction with t...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Customers on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. The City o...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

City issues RFQ for architecture and engineering services for Jordan Creek daylighting project

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The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 5 p.m. July 15 for engineering and architecture services for the design of the Renew Jordan Creek project from Main Avenue to Boonville Avenue.

Renew Jordan ...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Springfield Environmental Services to mark 50th anniversary of Earth Day with virtual activities

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Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate support for a healthy, sustainable environment during the nation’s first Earth Day celebration. In recent yea...

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View the Environmental Services Earth Day webpage. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Final review opportunity of proposed updates to FEMA floodplain maps available through March 28

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Residents are encouraged to review revisions to proposed updates to Springfield’s flood insurance rate maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through March 28 and submit questions and concerns.  

Revi...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Recycling options available for live and artificial Christmas trees this season

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Springfield Environmental Services wants residents to remember: When the holiday season is over, there may still be life left in your Christmas tree.

“No matter whether your family chooses a live or an artificial Christmas tr...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

You can recycle that! Environmental Services reminds residents to think green this holiday season

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As residents clean up after Thanksgiving feasts and begin to haul out the holly, Springfield Environmental Services wants families to consider disposal options that don’t involve a trash can. Holiday waste and even d&eac...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

City celebrates America Recycles Day with free coffee, doughnuts and a movie

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City of Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2019 with another installment of the EnviroFlick movie series, Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Moxie Cinema, followed by a Nov. 15 Customer Appreciation Day at th...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Environmental Services celebrates fall yardwaste cleanup season with a smash

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It’s finally autumn in the Ozarks. As pretty-colored leaves begin to crunch and pumpkins on your porch start to shrivel, Springfield Environmental Services wants you to know your options for cleanup. And they involve a BIG s...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2019

City issues reminder about yardwaste and debris disposal following storms

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Cleaning up after last night’s storms? The City of Springfield Environmental Services department manages three drop-off recycling centers that accept leaves, sticks and other yardwaste 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday-Satu...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City, downtown organizations asking the public to #scoopthepoop

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Nearly 25 pounds of dog poop is collected weekly from Downtown Springfield’s Park Central Square, Jubilee Park and surrounding public parking lots. That equates to almost three, 5-gallon buckets, costing the City of Springfi...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

City hosts sewer program open houses for Rountree, Delaware, Phelps and University Heights neighbors

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Property owners and residents in portions of the Rountree, Delaware, Phelps and University Heights neighborhoods are invited to attend one of two informational open house opportunities 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17 and 24 at ...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Sewer smoke testing in Rountree, Delaware, Phelps and University Heights to take place in August

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City of Springfield Environmental Services will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing in portions of the Rountree, Delaware, Phelps Grove and University Heights neighborhoods beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6. Testing throughout the area is ex...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

City’s Environmental Services “Enviro Flick” movie series to present “Wall•E” Aug. 1

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Families are encouraged to grab their blankets and lawn chairs and join City of Springfield Environmental Services for a special outdoor screening of Pixar’s Wall•E, 7-10:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Peace Throu...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Landfill fee increase effective Monday, July 1

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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 individu...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. The City o...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Residents encouraged to review proposed updates to FEMA floodplain maps

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Springfield-Greene County residents are encouraged to attend one of four open houses June 4-6 to review the proposed updates to the Springfield-Greene County’s floodplain map by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The open ...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

16 honored at 17th annual Choose Environmental Excellence Awards

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Twelve organizations presented a total of 16 awards celebrating the efforts, dedication, and accomplishments of a wide variety of recipients at the 17th Choose Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheon held today at the White River Con...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Errin Kemper named City's next Director of Environmental Services

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Errin Kemper has been named the City’s Director of Environmental Services, effective April 1, 2018. Kemper succeeds Steve Meyer, who is retiring.

Kemper has been Assistant Director of Environmental Services at City of Springfield since...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Portion of South Luster Avenue to close Tuesday-Friday

A portion of South Luster Avenue near the residence at 2323 S. Luster Ave. will close at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 and remain closed through Friday, March 9 (weather permitting) to complete emergency sewer repairs. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Environmental Services director announces retirement

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Steve Meyer, director the City’s Department of Environmental Services, announces his retirement effective May 12.

Meyer, a professional engineer, returned to his hometown of Springfield in 1987 to join the City. Over the course of his ...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2018

City to launch educational campaign on trash management system

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The City’s contracts with Springfield’s trash haulers that own their own landfills are set to expire in 2019, which has led to the discussion about ways to improve how Springfield manages residential trash.

In 1991, Springfield voters ...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2016

Sewer insurance program not sanctioned by the City

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Springfield residents may have received a letter from American Water Resources (AWC) of Missouri, informing them of their sewer service line maintenance responsibility. The letters offers an insurance product called "The Sewe...Read on...

City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases