Due to the coronavirus, there will be no meeting in May.
What can you do to help?
Ringing in Springfield – daily 7pm tribute to medical personnel, first responders and service workers
Church bells ring every evening at 7pm for 1 minute in a show of unity along with giving thanks and gratitude to our healthcare workers and first responders. Residents are asked to join in as well, ringing bells from their homes or cheering, as a sign of collective support and encouragement.
Hearts for Healthcare Signs and Tees
Across the country hundreds of hospitals and their foundations are making great strides to address the challenges of supply shortages, facility inefficiencies and a great strain on our healthcare workers. It is our mission to not only show our support through an inspiring community-wide display of signs, but to also provide funds to the foundations that represent those hospitals on the front lines of the current pandemic facing America. Get more information, purchase your own sign, or make a donation at https://www.heartsforhealthcare.com/
Stay at home and wear protective gear when you need to go out
Springfield Branch Pickup, Yard Waste, Large Item Pickup, Clean Your Inlets
SPRING BRANCH PICKUP STARTS MAY 4
NEIGHBORHOODS RECEIVE ONLY 1 PICKUP!
Crews will work in specified areas of the city each week and pass through each area ONLY ONCE:
- Area south of South Grand Avenue and east of Walnut Street
- Properties around Lake Springfield
- Branches set out by 7:00 a.m. the morning of May 18
Alternative to City Pickup – free until March 2021
2100 J. David Jones Parkway
Proof of residency required. NOT for commercial contractors!
Yard Waste / Leaf Pickup begins April 6
The program will operate for a year, during which stickers will NOT be required. The program is run by the city’s contractor, Republic Services.
- Must be placed curbside – no alley pickup.
- Paper yard waste/leaf bags or hard rigid plastic containers.
- Plastic containers must be clearly marked with “Yard Waste” or “YW”.
- Containers cannot be more than 30 gallons and weigh no more than 50 pounds.
- Only include grass clippings, leaves, weeds, plant trimmings and/or small twigs and branches.
- Smaller branches and twigs may be broken up and treated as yard waste.
- NO plastic bags or contamination: food, rocks, dirt, large branches, flower pots/trays, animal droppings and street waste. If contaminants are found, yard waste will not be collected.
Iles Park is in the South Zone
Crews will alternate every other week in each “zone”. Crews work from west (earlier in the week) to east (later in the week).
South Zone: south of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road, including residential properties around the lake
North Zone: north of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road
Map & Pickup Schedule
Yard Waste Alternatives
- Evans Recycling:
- April 6 to Saturday May 9, residents can drop off their yard waste bags for free.
- After Saturday, May 9, drop off will cost $1 per bag.
- 2100 J. David Jones Parkway
- Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
- Saturdays 7am – noon
- Mulching leaves and grass
- Consider mulching your leaves and grass as you maintain your lawns.
CWLP’s contractor, Wright Tree Service, is trimming trees for the line clearance program in an area bound by S. Douglas Avenue and Fourth Street between Canedy Street and W. Lenox Avenue. Additional crews will be assigned to identify and trim trouble spots around the City as well. For more information on CWLP’s tree trimming and line clearance program, visit CWLP’s website.
LARGE ITEM PICKUP
Eligible Springfield residents get free residential curbside pickup of up to 6 items per calendar year. PICKUPS MUST BE SCHEDULED! Call Habitat for Humanity 217.523.2710 or online at https://habitatsangamon.vonigo.com/external/?0.853908371597097#0.04383381245857276 DO NOT place items curbside until the day before your scheduled pickup!
Pick up can be divided into:
- – 2 transactions of 3 items each pickup
- OR – 1 pick up of up 6 items
CLEAN OUT STORM SEWER INLETS
Clogged storm sewer Inlets cause street flooding. Please help by raking clear the inlets near your home. Don’t leave the gunk in the street to get swept right back into the inlet. Sweeping leaves and yard waste into the street is a violation and contributes to flooding.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF IN NOVEMBER
The city is planning a hazardous waste drop-off tentatively scheduled for the first week of November.