A growing number of Springfield residents are asking the City of Springfield to prioritize a comprehensive residential and business recycling program in Springfield. Numerous cities throughout the country have been able to implement curbside recycling programs that are free to its citizens and pay for themselves.
While gains have been made by the City providing recycling centers, it shouldn't be this difficult to recycle. Curbside recycling should be made available to all, for free.
The amount of waste that the Queen City is producing and shipping to our landfills is astronomical. We need to set a better example for our children because they are inheriting a world where natural resources are on the decline and conservation needs to be taught and respected. The world is changing, and we need to change with it.
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