Solid Waste Management & Recycling

In compliance with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, the Drop-Off Recycling Center will be closed until further notice. 

Trash and curbside recycling will continue to be picked up by Republic Services as usual. To sign up for curbside recycling, visit the Republic Services website or call them at 1-800-431-1507.

View the Guidelines here:  President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America PDF

Drop-Off Recycling Center

Thank you for your interest in recycling! Joplin’s Drop-Off Recycling Center accepts recyclable materials from residents of McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton and Vernon Counties.

Hours & Location

Recycling Center
1310 West A Street
 Joplin, MO 64801

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 12 PM to 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM to 3 PM
Thursday: 12 PM to 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM to 3 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 3 PM
Sunday: closed

Things We Accept

  • cardboard
  • fiberboard
  • newspaper
  • white paper
  • magazines
  • soft-cover books and phone books
  • plastic #1 and #2
  • glass
  • metal
  • aluminum cans
  • ink jet cartridges
  • cooking oil
  • batteries
  • waste electronics (a fee may apply)
  • some household hazardous waste (call for details)

Reuse Station

Come check out our Reuse Station located within the Drop-Off Center! Here you can give or take gently used books, magazines, and other household items.


For sensitive documents, we offer secure and safe document destruction free of charge.

Curbside Recycling 

Interested in signing up for curbside recycling? The City contracts with Republic Services for its residential trash service and curbside recycling program. For more information, or to sign up, visit the Republic Services website or call them at 1-800-431-1507.


For more information regarding event details or to volunteer, contact Lindsey James at 417-624-0820 ext. 501 or

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