Environment

  1. Sewer smoke testing in Woodland Heights neighborhood begins Monday

    Sewer smoke testing will be conducted in the Woodland Heights neighborhood for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 12. Read on...
  2. City to launch educational campaign on trash management system

    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. Read on...
  3. Several options available for Christmas tree recycling this season

    Springfield residents are reminded that Christmas trees are not accepted at Missouri landfills, however, several options are available for recycling this year’s Christmas trees. 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.