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Yard Waste Basics

*   Grass clippings, garden debri,  leaves, and brush
*   All yard waste must be placed in a  brown paper  yard waste bags or  in
     cans with lids, labeled as "Yard Waste"

     (Can be purchased at your local hardware stores and some grocery stores.)
*   NO Plastic bags. These will not be picked up
*   NO small paper grocery bags. These will not be picked up
*   Each bag or can must have your waste hauler 's Yard Waste Sticker
    (Buy Yard Waste Stickers only from your own Waste Hauler.)
*   The City of Springfield will not pick up yard waste or provide free service
     Except for a limited time in the Fall and Spring (Watch for Media
     Announcements)
*   If you have curbside service, yard waste should be placed between the
     sidewalk and the curb.
*   If you have alley service, yard waste should be placed at the alley

Currently there is no free Drop-Off site for the general public to take thier own leaves and grass anywhere in Springfield / Sangamon County.

Free Fall / Spring Leaf Pick-Up

*   The Public Works Department of the City of Springfield provides a free leaf    
     pick-up in November, as well as a free Spring pick-up two weeks in April.
*   Leaves must be placed in 33-gallon paper yard waste bags
     (Obtained from any hardware store)
     OR in garbage cans labeled "Yard Waste"
*   Fruit, nuts, sweet gum sticky balls.... If these materials are raked up along
     with grass clippings or leaves, it is acceptable to place them in yard waste
     bags or containers for collection. However if you have a pile that is only fruit,
     nuts, or sticky gum balls (no leaves or grass) these may be disposed in the
     trash with regular household garbage.

This service is for the City of Springfield Residents only (e.g. those located within the municipal corporate limits)


Branches

*   The Public Works Department of the City of Springfield provides branch
     collection April through November for City residents. Place your branches
     between the side walk and curb in front of your house. There is no need to
     call to recieve service but if you need to know when crews will be in your area
     call the Public Works Garage at 789-2246.
*   If the City trims a tree, it will dispose of the branches. If a private trimmer
     works on your tree, he / she is responsible for limb disposal.

Professional Tree Trimmers are not to leave limbs on the curb for City crews to pick up.
  
This service is for the City of Springfield Residents only (e.g. those located within the municipal corporate limits)

Thanks to the City of Springfield (Division of Waste and Recycling)


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