In response to the State’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order to practice physical distancing and to meet the current guidance on the size limit of gatherings and events, the City has made the decision as part of its COVID-19 response to postpone the 32nd Annual Spring Clean Up.

It takes approximately 60 to 70 volunteers and staff the day of the event to put on it on successfully. Annually, the event averages 400 to 450 vehicles with items to drop off. The decision wasn’t made lightly knowing that the event is very popular with community members.

The event is postponed to fall 2020. Please note that the event will not occur on May 16 as previously scheduled. Once the new date has been determined, it will be posted to the City’s social media channels and on the Spring Clean Up page –

What: Postponed – City of Springfield’s 32nd Annual Spring Clean Up event

Who: Springfield residents

When: Postponed to fall 2020; new date to be selected

Where: 1600 South “B” Street in Springfield

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The City of Springfield’s Annual Spring Clean Up event is a free event that provides an opportunity for residents to recycle items such as old freezers, refrigerators, scrap lumber, metal and other large or hard-to-recycle items. There are items that cannot be accepted at the event including loads in enclosed vehicles, such as moving trucks, along with propane tanks, paint, household garbage, chemicals, fluorescent lights, car parts, or oversize items such as hot tubs and boats. For a full list of items accepted visit