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Recycling & Composting

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

Dish to Dirt Home Composting Program

Recycle 417

Check out what can be recycled at Staples.


Adapters & hubs

Battery backup devices

Cable/satellite receivers


Car & wall chargers

CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs & players

Coffee brewers (less than 40 lb.)


Computer speakers

Connected home devices

Digital & video cameras

Digital projectors

Earbuds & AirPods®

Fax machines

Flash drives

Gaming consoles & controllers

GPS devices

Hard drives

Headphones & headsets

Keyboards & mice

Label makers

Tech (cont.)


Laptops & MacBook®

Mobile phones & iPhone®

Monitors (CRT, LED / LCD, plasma)

MP3 players & iPod®

Printers & multifunction devices

Routers & modems



Small servers

Smart watches & Apple Watch®

Stereo receivers

Stylus pens & Apple Pencil®

Tablets, iPad® & eReaders

USB & Lightning® cables

Video streaming devices


 Printer cartridges

Ink cartridges

Toner cartridges & drum units


Lithium ion (Li-Ion)

Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)

Nickel zinc (Ni-ZN)

Non-rechargeable lithium NEW

Rechargeable nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd)

Single-use alkaline NEW

Small sealed lead acid (SSLA/Pb)


Writing tools

Crayons NEW

Pens & markers NEW

Wooden & mechanical pencils NEW


Even more

Phone & iPhone cases NEW

Tablet, iPad & eReader cases NEW

Shredding (cost per pound)

SodaStream® CO2 cylinders

 Missouri Recycling Association (MORA)

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