Solid Waste Management & Recycling

We will be closed Saturday, September the 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Great news! The Recycling Center is now open and fully functioning.

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) 
  • egg cartons

Reuse Station (currently closed due to COVID-19)

We accept egg cartons for reuse by local chicken farmers.

We closed our Reuse Station at the start of COVID-19, and are considering keeping it closed. Please call 417-624-0820 ext. 501 or email if you would like to request for it to be re-opened.


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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