Solid Waste Management & Recycling

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

We accept egg cartons for reuse by local chicken farmers.

We closed our Reuse Station at the start of COVID-19. Please call 417-624-0820 ext. 1501 or email [email protected] to receive information about local resources for donating or accepting items for reuse.


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.

Starting July 5, 2021 Republic Services has adjusted the schedule and routes of customers who have opted to have collection of recyclable items at curbside. Please review the map to determine your day and schedule of your pick up service.  


For more information regarding event details or to volunteer, contact Lindsey James at 417-624-0820 ext. 1501 or [email protected].

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