Phelps Neighborhood Cleanup Day - May 20, 2017
Curbside Pick Up
If you would like curbside pickup of your trash, limbs, old furniture, etc., please send us a note. We'll get you on the schedule and get back to you as May 20th draws closer with an expected pickup time. Please fill out all info below so we can best handle your specific needs. Remember, we ask for a $20 donation for this service, and that is split between the Boy Scouts and the Phelps Neighborhood Association. Very large loads or multiple trips may require a larger donation, and we must reserve the right to refuse items that do not match the guidelines of the City and Community Partnership of the Ozarks. Those guidelines may be found below and MUCH MORE information is below this form. Please scroll down.
list of accepted items
You may throw away nearly anything including appliances, (except TVs), furniture, construction debris, etc., and there are separate containers for trash, limbs and brush, leaves, and yard waste. If you have any questions, please write us, and we'll be glad to get back to you right away.
List of prohibited items
Just like the Springfield City Landfill we cannot accept any kind of hazardous waste e.g., household chemicals, oil or petroleum products, paint, TV tubes, etc. You can learn more about Springfield's program to get rid of these type of items
Brush Clean up tips
- All leaves must be bagged but the bag not be tied.
- Small limbs cannot be longer than four feet in length or larger than 6” across.
- Residents must make sure the yard waste is disposed of in the proper containers.
Why have a neighborhood clean up?
Neighborhood cleanup events can benefit your community in many ways. The most obvious benefit is the ability to beautify your neighborhood by removing large quantities of garbage, brush, tires and more from the area. A secondary benefit is the ability to unite people in your neighborhood under a common purpose – an effort that provides you with the opportunity to have a positive impact on your neighborhood.
- Health Issues. A clean neighborhood is a healthy neighborhood. We all know the hazards that outdoor clutter can create by attracting rodents, mosquitoes, feral cats, etc. These health problems are easily prevented by keeping your neighborhood clean.
- Raise Awareness. There are many existing resources and services available in Springfield to help keep neighborhoods clean, such as the City’s Household Chemical Collection Center, the Yard Waste Recycling Center and the Recycling Hotline (417) 864-1904.
- Quality of Life. Studies show that our surroundings have a profound impact on our well-being. A clean neighborhood, free of trash will contribute to an enhanced quality of life for residents. This can, in turn, have a positive impact on image, property values, and other social and economic aspects of your neighborhood.
- Pride in the Neighborhood. Creating pride is something so basic, yet so important. Neighborhoods can easily fall into disrepair and despair; however, when people care, we are able to maintain and improve the place that we call home.
- A neighborhood cleanup event brings residents together to achieve a common goal. The simple act of participation is the very foundation that strong neighborhoods are built on. Through your neighborhood cleanup, community relationships and connections will be formed that will lead to success in future endeavors and help your neighborhood to prosper.
Thanks to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the City of Springfield for working with us on this cleanup event.