(Joplin, MO) – The City of Joplin’s offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in honor of Independence Day that falls on Sunday this year. The City Council meeting will be moved to Tuesday, July 6 due to this observance. This closing includes the MAPS and the Sunshine Lamp Trolley services. Recycling Center will be open on Saturday, July 3, however it will be closed on July 5. All City services will resume their regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, July 6.
Public Safety services, Joplin Regional Airport, and Wastewater Operations will continue to operate throughout the Independence Day holiday weekend, as these departments run 24/7 throughout the year.
Please note that residential trash and curbside recycling will not change due to the Independence Day holiday since it falls on a Sunday. A new schedule for curbside recycling customers begins on July 5, with Republic Services picking up recyclables every other week. Citizens can review the curbside recycling route map on the City’s website to help determine their schedule. For questions they should call Republic Services at 800.431.1507. Republic will also be mailing them detailed information on this change.
Waste Corporation of America, the city’s contractor that accepts bulky items from Joplin residential trash customers, will be closed on Saturday, July 3, and will reopen on Monday, July 5.
Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 204
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