• Springfield is a beautiful city, but it noticeably needs some LOVE.

Neat Neighborhoods Competition Ongoing through Sept. 1

Registered neighborhoods within each zone are competing against one another to cleanup and improve their neighborhoods, fostering a sense of friendly competition and camaraderie.

Clean Green Springfield is back in 2024 with a series of City-wide cleanup activities focused around the months of April and May. Join the City of Springfield and partners in our challenge to make Springfield a more beautiful, clean and connected community.

Check out our "Keep It Clean, Springfield" videos.

Educate Kids

Secure Loads

Recycle! Recycle! Recycle!

Not Out Your Window

No Trash Can?

Keep Your Yard Clean

Tie Bags Securely

Join Community Cleanup Programs

Bulky Household Waste Items

How to Get Involved

Individuals and small groups can make a difference.

Sign up as an individual or volunteer with your family to help clean up litter from roadways, streams and various sites around Springfield. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and experience a part of Springfield that may be near and dear to your heart or new to you.

Sign up to help as a club, group or organization. Great for team building!

Perfect for civic groups, churches, school clubs, social circles and other volunteer groups, register as a team to show your community pride and give back by cleaning up and greening up Springfield.

Learn what businesses can do to get involved and spiff up their properties. 

Businesses are encouraged to get involved by registering a volunteer team of employees to participate in any cleanup event or by choosing to help clean up the roadways and public right-of-way areas nearby their properties. The City will provide the trash bags, you tell us when and where to pick them up when filled!

Find unique opportunities to connect with your neighborhood.

Neighborhoods are an important part of our community. Sign up to assist with a neighborhood cleanup trash drop-off event or join in on the new Neat Neighborhoods competition.

Clean Green Dropoff Depot
8 a.m. – 2 p.m., APRIL 20 & May 4
404 N. Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Springfield

Here’s your chance to get rid of your bulky items and hard-to-dispose of junk. The City will accept tires, mattresses, general trash and bulky items at this new special disposal event.

several people unloading ten old tires from a flatbed trailer

Interested in Volunteering? Here’s how it works:


Get Registered.

Learn more about the opportunities, then complete an online registration form. Provide information about your family or group and select the opportunities you’d like to commit to. Remember to mark your calendar and please do your best to follow through!  


Pick up your supplies.

Swing by the Citizen Resource Center in the Busch Municipal Building (840 N. Boonville Avenue) anytime between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday – Friday to pick up the supplies and information you and your group will need. You’ll get free volunteer tshirts, trash bags, volunteer information, waiver forms and fun Clean Green giveaways. This is also a chance to speak with program coordinators and ask questions.  


Cleanup and Greenup!

Carry out the volunteer activity or event you registered for. Remember to have fun, be safe and take photos of you and your team to share with the community.   


Call or click to log hours.

Call the Citizen Resource Center at 864-1010 or visit the GoSpringfieldMo app to log your volunteer hours. Be prepared to provide your name, date of your volunteer service, report the location and number of any trash bags collected and any input or comments you would like to provide about your experience.

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