Recycling is good for the economy and the environment. Every day, we have the power to help our community, now and for years to come. Recycling saves energy, helps our climate, reduces landfill space and protects wildlife. Buying recycling products creates demand for more recycled products, decreases waste and use fewer natural resources. The Environmental Protection Agency is a great resource of recycling information.
The City of Springfield, in conjunction with Green Village Recycling, offers curbside single stream recycling. This form of recycling allows you to put acceptable recyclables into an appropriate container without sorting materials.
The monthly rate for curbside recycling is $11.00 for residents within the city limits of Springfield and is billed to your Springfield utility account. One blue 96 gallon roll cart is provided at no charge. Recycling carts are collected twice per month on Monday.
To establish curbside recycling complete an online form at www.springfieldrecycles.com or call 615-384-2746, extension #1.
Questions or concerns about collection days or missed collection for recycling carts should be directed to Green Village at 615-265-8599.
Acceptable Recycling Materials
Please empty and rinse containers. Do not flatten containers and no materials in plastic bags.
#1—#7 Plastics: Soda & water bottles; Mouthwash bottles, Salad dressing & vegetable oil containers; Milk jugs; Juice bottles; Bleach, detergent & household cleaner bottles, Butter & yogurt tubs; Shopping bags; Shampoo bottles; Clear food packaging, Window cleaner bottles; Squeezable bottles, Medicine bottles; Caps; Straws; Egg cartons; Compact disc cases; DVD’s; etc.
Anything that tears and no need to remove paper clips, labels, staples, tape, rubber bands, spiral bindings, etc.
White, colored & coated papers; Magazines & catalogs; Junk mail; Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeve); Paperback & soft covered books; Telephone books; Office paper, Manila, coated or colored folders; Envelopes; Brown paper bags & More!
Aluminum, Tin & Steel cans, Cardboard must be flattened, empty, dry and not contaminated with any waste or food (no waxed cardboard).
Materials that are not Accepted
Styrofoam or expanded foam containers; Food contaminated materials; Glass; Motor oil; Paint; Insecticide, herbicide or hazardous chemical containers; Restroom papers, paper towels or papers that contain synthetic materials.