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Curbside pickup completed; City lists other options for future needs
City officials are pleased to announce that the final pass of the curbside pickup of residential debris is now completed. The City appreciates all of the citizens and volunteers who have worked to move debris to the curb.

“We have seen such a cooperative spirit from our citizens, their families and the thousands of volunteers throughout this clean-up process,” said Leslie Jones, Finance Director. “We want to thank everyone for their efforts and appreciate their work as our City recovers.”

Joplin residents and Joplin residential landlords who still have debris that needs removal may utilize the drop-off option at the Allied Waste Transfer Station, 1715 East Front Street (Old Route 66) Galena, Kansas for a City-subsidized fee. Residents will need to take a copy of a current Missouri-American water bill or landlord dumpster rental bill and matching identification to use this option. Please call Allied Waste at 620-783-5841 or the City of Joplin at 624-0820 Ext. 501 for details.

If a current water bill is not available, residents may utilize Allied Waste or Waste Corporation, 3700 West 7th Street, 623-6620 and pay the “gate rate.” Call ahead for pricing and hours of operation.

Joplin residents may also use the curbside bulky item pick up for items such as televisions, mattresses, or furniture. Tree limbs and brush should be bundled and cut to four-foot maximum lengths and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Offered through the residential trash contractor, Allied Waste, residents need to call 800-431-1507 for specific guidelines.

If a water bill is not available and you have only reconstruction debris to dispose of, the City of Galena Landfill would be an option for you. It is located at 1101 East Front Street (Old Route 66) in Galena, Kansas. Call 417-624-4444 for pricing and hours of operation.

The Recycling Center is another option for some items. It is located at 1310 West “A” Street. The summer hours run from April through October and include: Tuesday and Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The recycling center is open to all regardless of residency. There is no charge to drop off the following: Cardboard and paperboard; newspaper, magazines, telephone directories, books, office paper ; Plastic #1 and #2 Bottles with necks, glass bottles, jugs, and jars (remove lids); Aluminum cans and tin/steel cans, all metal scrap; #2 plastic shopping bags, clean packing peanuts, bubble wrap; Ink jet and toner cartridges, electronic waste (computers, televisions, etc.), all batteries; Limited household hazardous waste including: insecticides, herbicides, acids, lubricants, pool/spa chemicals, cleaning products, and more. Motor oil, paint, and commercial waste are NOT accepted. Please seek other means for disposal.