Recycling / Sustainability

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is proud to support the Clean, Green Springfield Initiative.

In addition to our own industrial recycling efforts, we encourage you to safely dispose of any and all recyclable materials at your closest local recycling center.

Help us keep the Ozarks clean and protect our environment. Drop your recyclable materials with the following recycling centers, operated by the city of Springfield:

  • Franklin Recycling Center- 731 N. Franklin St, Springfield, MO 65802
  • Lone Pine Recycling Center- 3020 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65802
  • Yardwaste Recycling Center- 3790 S Farm Road 119, Brookline, MO 65619

The following private recycling centers will also accept recyclable products, with some restrictions:

  • New American Recycling- 357 N Fort Ave, Springfield, MO 65802
    • Aluminum cans, cardboard, and plastic
  • Greenway Recycling– 304 West Sunset Street, Fordland, MO 65652
    • Aluminum cans, cardboard, and plastic
  • Post Disposal– PO Box 49, Republic MO 65738
    • Aluminum, cardboard, and glass

Both Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company and Coca-Cola are committed to bringing you quality products using the most sustainable methods possible. Here are a few items we recycle at our company (and how much we keep out of the landfill) every year:

Pet Bottles: We recycle approximately 6,000 pounds of bottles from our production process and returned goods.

Stretch Wrap: We recycle all used stretch wrap from pallets our facility receives – about 14,000 pounds.

Plastic Pallet Banding: Our production department chips all plastic pallet banding – on average 19,000 pounds – and sends it to be recycled.

Corrugated Boxes: We bale roughly 120,000 pounds of corrugated boxes and have them recycled locally.

Aluminum Cans: We send more than 3,000 pounds of aluminum cans to a local recycler.

Scrap Steel: On average, our facility generates 1,500 pounds of scrap steel, which we recycle at a local facility.

Glass: We recycle nearly 2,000 pounds of glass, including bottles from our break room.

Office Paper: Our office generates about 25,000 pounds of paper –which is collected by a local recycler.

55-Gallon Drums: All of the 55-gallon drums from our production facility (about 600 per year) are sent to a recycler to be cleaned and reused for chemicals.

Waste Oil: We send 200 gallons of waste oil to be manufactured into other oil products.

Damaged Plastic Cases: All damaged cases are returned to the case manufacturer, who uses them to manufacture new cases. In a typical year, this amounts to 20,000 pounds of new material.

DISCLAIMER: Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is not a recycling center and does not have partnerships with any of the above recycling centers. To effectively dispose of recyclable waste, we recommend calling the recycling center in question ahead of time, as not every center will accept all recyclable materials. Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is not responsible for any refused recyclable products.