New Pioneers organized and monitors the Springfield Curbside Pickup Recycling program which began in May 2005 as a partnership between New Pioneers, the City of Springfield and the Washington County Department of Solid Waste.

Springfield recycling is collected at curbside every other Thursday except on holidays. If the route is not completed, some areas are picked up on Friday mornings.

Call the City of Springfield, 859 336 5441 for a free bin if you live within Springfield city limits.  Others may drop recycling materials at the County Recycling Center (left off 555 at the Dollar Store,  2nd Warehouse building), which has a long line of metal boxes in which to deposit recyclables 24/7.

IN your Bin!

NOT in your bin!
Plastics (Please rinse & REMOVE CAPS)

Milk Jugs
Detergent bottles
Plastic drink bottles

Shampoo bottles

Clorox bottles

Colored milk jugs


Clear, Brown, Green

 Metal (Please rinse)
Aluminum drink cans
Food cans (soup, pet food, veg, etc)
Aluminum foil; aluminum pie, cake, roasting pans (IF CLEAN)

NO Motor oil/antifreeze jugs
NO Plastic bags or buckets
NO Styrofoam
NO Plastic packing material

NO Window glass or mirrors
NO Light bulbs
NO Drinking glasses/mugs
NO Pyrex cooking ware
NO Pottery

NO Metal pots and pans
NO Coat hangers
NO Paint cans
NO Batteries

E-Scrap (microwaves, copiers, computers, cell phone, anything with a circuit board) can be dropped off at the Recycling Center

Curbside service is not able to pick up paper. Newspaper, office paper, junk mail, magazines, and flattened boxes of all kinds may be dropped off 24/7 at the Regional Recycling Center, 190 West Industry Drive, Springfield.

County residents please drop any of the above materials and paper products at your nearest county recycling collection center.

Leftover food and beverage particles in containers attract rodents and insects, making life unpleasant for recycling workers. Thanks for your extra effort to rinse your recyclables! It is fine to leave on their labels.