Environment

  1. MEDIA ALERT: Trash and Recycling Collection Study telephone survey begins Nov. 14

    A random telephone survey regarding trash and recycling collection in Springfield begins Monday, Nov. 14. Read on...
  2. MEDIA ALERT: City to host public open house on efficiency of trash and recycling services Nov. 10

    The City will host an Informational Open House Thursday, Nov. 10 to offer information about the on-going Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study and gather public input. Read on...
  3. City celebrates completion of the South Creek Restoration Project

    The City of Springfield hosted a celebration of the completion of the South Creek Restoration Project at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Sunset Street and Grant Avenue, near the South Creek Greenway Trail. Read on...
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EarthA large portion of our local quality of life and economy relies on our environmental stewardship. The City is very proud of our community’s track record of environmental compliance and recognizes we must protect our environmental resources for future generations.

The City’s Sustainability Office offers educational and outreach programs about a variety of topics, including recycling for homes and businesses, air quality, composting and vermicomposting.

Springfield has been held up as a “model community” by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) The City, Greene County and City Utilities continued building an integrated plan framework that would allow a more holistic approach to the various unfunded environmental mandates that all communities are facing – wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, air quality and solid waste.

The plan also takes into account community affordability in a new, and in our opinion, more equitable way than state and federal regulators currently propose. The City proposed this integrated plan framework to both EPA and Missouri DNR. If crafted successfully, the framework could become a national model.