Phelps Neighborhood Cleanup Day

This event is held annually and was last held on May 20, 2017.  There is a nice gallery of photos of the event here, and more information about this wonderful neighborhood cleanup farther down this page.

More about Cleanup day

We'll post more about our next cleanup day early next Spring.

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.