Rebates & Assistance
Rain Barrel Rebate
Rainwater harvesting is a great way to conserve drinking water, reduce stormwater runoff, and save money on your water bill. Greene County and Christian County residents are eligible for a rebate of $0.50 per gallon on rain barrels and larger rainwater harvesting systems, up to a maximum rebate per property of $300. Visit James River Basin Partnership to learn more.
Free Soil Testing for Lawns
Overapplication of lawn fertilizer is a waste of money and results in excess nutrients washing off into streams and lakes where it causes unsightly and harmful algae blooms. Receive a free soil test through Lawn Steward to find out what your soil really needs for a healthy, green lawn that won’t harm our waters. Visit James River Basin Partnership to learn more.
Dish to Dirt is a home composting program provided by the Solid Waste Management Division of the City of Springfield’s Environmental Services Department. Through it, they are able to provide residents in the Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District (Greene, Christian, Webster, Polk, and Dallas counties) with composting education opportunities, resources for composting materials, tips and how-to.
Trees clean and cool the air, absorb rainwater, lower energy costs, build soil and provide shade and wildlife habitat. Earn your Yard Ethic certification simply by having a specific percentage of tree canopy coverage in your yard. In fact, you can boost the tree canopy in your yard by planting new native or fruit/nut trees. Consider using the Neighborwoods program and you may be eligible for a free tree - purchased and planted by the City.