Please be aware that paper yard waste bags that have been left out all winter will not be picked up and will need to be re-bagged by the resident. Barrels that contain yard waste will be picked up; however, they cannot have any accumulated water in the barrels.
The Solid Waste Division reminds residents to place yard waste curbside on their recycling day. Yard waste and leaves should be placed loosely in a 32-gallon barrel with handles or in special paper thirty (30) gallon capacity leaf bags. These bags can be purchased at local grocery or hardware stores. Yard waste is defined as: grass clippings, weeds, hedge clippings, garden waste, as well as twigs and brush. Twigs and brush should not be longer than two (2) feet in length and one-half (1/2) inch in diameter. Bags and barrels shall not weigh more than 40 lbs. when full.
The DPW will also pick up branches. Branches can be no wider than 3" in diameter and no longer than 4' and must be tied for pickup in manageable sized bundles.
Residents will still be able to drop off their yard waste at the City of Springfield Landfill at Bondi’s Island at no charge during regular operating hours. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 3:15 pm, and Saturday’s from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.
For additional information on collection days residents can call the City’s 311 Call Center at (413) 736-3111.