Town of Springfield, Colorado
If you have lost your pet, please check the Police Department section or call 719-523-6241 to see if it is at the pound.
DID YOU KNOW?
~ The average person generates 4.6
pounds of trash per day.
~ Americans generate about 251
MILLION tons of trash a year.
~ Landfill space is limited, where are we going to put our garbage if we run out of room?
~ Every minute, every day, more than 120,000 aluminum cans are recycled in America. However, in just 3 months enough aluminum cans are thrown away in America that the entire American commercial air fleet could be rebuilt.
~ Aluminum Cans take 80-200 years in landfills to decompose.
~ It takes up to 1000 years for plastic items to decompose in a landfill.
~ Glass takes millions of years to decompose but it is very easy to recycle because glass is made of sand.
~ Food in a landfill takes a long time to decompose because it is usually sealed in a plastic bag and buried under compacted earth. This causes food to “mummify” instead of decompose. If you dug down in a landfill you might find a 20-year-old head of lettuce that looks like you could make a salad out of it.
~ Throwing old electronic appliances in the trash is bad for the planet. When old tv’s, phones & gaming consoles are tossed into landfills they release cadmium, arsenic & lead into the ecosystem. Recycle your e-waste through stores like Staples, Home Depot or Best Buy.Type your paragraph here.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP…
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle and Compost your food. Recycle bins for paper, bottles and cans are provided at the corner of Colorado and 2nd Avenue in Springfield. Just sort your recyclables and drop them into the specified bin. Composting your food waste is easy and it provides great nutrients for your landscaping.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure that Town Hall has your current/updated phone number if you are on the call list for mosquito fogging.
NOTICE: If the wind is higher than 25 MPH the landfill will be closed.
PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN BURNING AND DO NOT BURN IN WINDY CONDITIONS.
Frequently Asked Questions
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