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Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Will I have to unload my vehicle?
No, City workers volunteer their time to be on hand to unload your vehicle for you. Operations Division staff also operate equipment and assist as needed.

Crews unloading vehicle at Spring Clean Up event

Q: Who can participate in Spring Clean Up?

A: City of Springfield residents who live within City limits. No businesses please! You are required to show proof of residency (a drivers license). You will be asked present your drivers license before entering the event. Residents that participate in the event will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 6 months of free garbage service from Sanipac.

Q: Are there any fees to participate in Spring Clean Up?
A: No! The City of Springfield has built partnerships with local businesses and organizations to bring Springfield residents this annual event free of charge as part of our commitment to the Springfield community.

Q: When is the next Spring Clean Up?
A: The 2018 event is scheduled for May 19th with access from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Note that due to the popularity of this event there may be a waiting time up to one hour. Even though the event ends at 4:00 pm the length of lines could mean the end of the line may close as early as 3:00 pm. Sign up for our email list and we will send you an email each spring with the date of that year's Spring Clean Up event.

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Q: How do I know what items are acceptable?
A: Visit the Acceptable Materials page.

Q: Are there loads or materials you won't accept?
A: Yes, we reserve the right to refuse oversized loads, business waste and unacceptable materials. Items that will NOT be accepted at Spring Clean Up include: general household garbage, fluorescent lights, alkaline batteries, paint and household chemicals. Please contact Lane County Household Hazardous Waste or at 541.682.4120.

Example of loads not accepted

Q: Is there a pick up service?
A: Disabled residents may qualify for a special pick up service for APPLIANCES ONLY. Please contact Tony Hart at 541.525.2658 for more information. All requests must be made as soon as possible and prior to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Q: What if the event is held on a wet and rainy day?
A: No problem, we are prepared for all types of weather. Our volunteers unload your vehicle while you wait comfortably inside.

Q: How much stuff actually gets recycled?
A: Our goal is to keep everything out of the landfill. Volunteers from the Lane County Master Recyclers program along with community volunteers will be assisting city personnel in recycling. Last year 85% of all materials collected were either reused or recycled.

For more information call: 541.525.2658

email: springcleanup@springfield-or.gov


City of Springfield, Oregon