Reduce, reuse, recycle – how about let’s not create waste in the first place?  A myriad of information is available about the what, where, and how of reducing waste and recycling an amazing variety of materials in our area.  Waste reduction includes practices such as composting, reducing packaging and choosing products that are made from recycled materials and that can ultimately be recycled for use again. Whether you recycle at the curb or at the recycling center – keep up the good work!

University of Missouri – Composting Guide

City of Springfield – Solid Waste Management

City of Springfield: Dish to Dirt Home Composting Program

Recycle 417

Break It Down: The Compost Connection

EPA Encourages Americans to Avoid Food Waste Over the Holidays