~ Residents of Springfield have until May 31 to take advantage of the Clean Green Springfield litter cleanup and beautification initiative, which offers no-cost disposal of televisions and mattresses.

The initiative was created in response to the problem of items such as mattresses, televisions and tires being dumped in alleyways and along Springfield streets. Not only do these items take up space in landfills, but they also pose a threat to the environment if not properly disposed of.

The City has partnered with the Computer Recycling Center to provide no-cost television recycling of up to 200 TVs through Clean Green Springfield. TV's accepted include CRT, LED, Plasma, Big Screen, Console and LCD TVs. Residents can take advantage of this offer at the Computer Recycling Center located at 528 N. Prince Lane during regular business hours from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday during the month of May (closed Memorial Day - 5/29). There is a limit of one no-cost TV recycling per residential household available on a first-come first-served basis.

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Clean Green Springfield is also offering no-cost mattress recycling for up to 500 mattresses at three current mattress recycling sites: Franklin Avenue Recycling Center (731 N. Franklin Ave.), Lone Pine Avenue Recycling Center (320 S. Lone Pine Ave.) and Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill (3545 W. Farm Road 34). Residents can take advantage of this offer during regular business hours from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday at each location (closed Memorial Day - 5/29). There is a limit of four pieces per residential household with mattresses accepted as long as they are clean, dry and free of infestation.

Collection and processing for these mattresses will be provided via a contract with BedHead Mattress Recycling who will transport them to their facility in Billings where they will be deconstructed before components are processed, shipped and ultimately become raw materials utilized by a number of manufacturers in products such as construction materials, wood chip mulch and more.

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The City also offers year-round mattress recycling for a fee of $15 per piece regardless of size at the Lone Pine Avenue and Franklin Avenue Recycling Centers and Springfield's Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill during regular business hours from 7 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday – Friday | 7 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday .

The Clean Green Springfield community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative has seen 1,477 individuals registered for volunteer opportunities since it launched in mid-March with more than 1,500 bags of litter collected so far across the city due to their efforts logging nearly 2,500 volunteer hours through the initiative so far . Registration for Clean Green volunteer opportunities will remain open through May 31 with additional volunteers needed! Individuals, families, churches and service teams are encouraged to register for one-time street and stream cleanups as well as Neighborhood Cleanups online at www.cleangreensgf

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