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Sustainable Springfield Inc. (SSI) is an environmental grass roots organization that promotes responsible planning efforts by our local governments and encourages the Springfield area citizen and business community to live and operate more sustainably. We are an information sharing network and closely ally our organization with other environmental groups in Springfield to promote their activities as well as our own.

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Recycling and Reuse

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION APRIL 11, 2015
ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS
8AM- NOON
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD RESIDENTS ONLY!

Acceptable Waste:

Oil-based paints
Paint thinners
Herbicides
Insecticides
Pesticides
Hobby chemicals
Old and outdated medications and

Used motor oil Drain cleaners Lawn chemicals Solvents
Antifreeze Household Batteries pharmaceuticals

Pool Chemicals
Aerosol paints and pesticides Cleaning Products
Mercury
Old Gasoline

UNACCEPTABLE WASTE:

Agricultural chemicals
Smoke detectors
Fireworks
Institutional Wastes
Sharps, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes

Business/commercial sector wastes Farm machinery oil
Lead Acid Batteries
Fluorescent light bulbs

Tires

Propane Tanks

Explosives
Fire extinguishers

Controlled substances

Do not bring latex paint!
It can be dried by leaving the lid off or mixing in kitty litter or sand.Once dry, discard into the trash.

It is not hazardous material!

Office of Public Works, 300 S. 7th St., Springfield, Il 62701 217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us

 

Recycling is intended to recapture materials that would otherwise go into landfills and then process them into new products or components of new products. Certainly recycling is a commitment that not only individuals and businesses should routinely practice, however it is only a fractional component of the sustainability equation.  We need to strive to reduce the amount of waste we generate in the first place. To do so, as a consumer driven society, we must begin to question the values and practices that have become part of our culture of immediate gratification and mindless spending. Incorporating programs in terms of reuse will bring about a new generation of design within commerce and industry that could forever upgrade the way we handle waste.

http://earth911.com/

http://zerowasteinstitute.org

More to come…