Springfield’s “Clean Green” Initiative Offers Recycling of Large Items

The city of Springfield’s “Clean Green” program is offering residents the opportunity to recycle larger items and harder to dispose of items.

The city said they are going to dispose of items that “pose a threat to the environment if not properly disposed of.”

The first offering is a place to recycle computers and other electronic devices. The Computer Recycling Center is located at 528 North Prince Lane and offers to recycle what the city calls “basically anything with a battery or power cord.” This includes televisions and computers.

The city has a partnership with the Computer Recycling Center to offer recycling services on some items for free, others at a discount from normal retail recycling prices:

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The city is also sponsoring up to 700 residential households during Clean Green’s large item month to recycle one television for free. Residents will have to fill out an online registration form to obtain the voucher for a free television recycle.

The vouchers will be given in two halves, with half available now, and the other half mid-month.

On Saturday, May 15, the city will host a mattress recycling event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 404 North Jefferson. The city will allow up to 1,000 Springfield households to dispose of two mattresses or a mattress and box springs, if they are clean, dry, and not infested with bugs.

Tire recycling will be offered the following Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., again at 404 North Jefferson. Springfield residents can drop off eight tires per household.