The City of Joplin will have three collection points for discarded, natural (live) Christmas trees starting December 26 and continuing through January 31. Citizens should bring their tree, completely stripped of all decorations, and place it near the “Christmas Tree Drop-Off” sign posted at one of the following locations:
- Humphrey Park on Utica Street in the Royal Heights area;
- McIndoe Park at Glendale Road and Jackson Avenue – place trees in southwest corner of parking lot; and
- Public Works Center at 1301 West 2nd Street.
People are welcome to pick up the discarded trees at these locations for use in establishing fish habitats. City staff will take the remaining trees to the City’s processing site to be chipped.
When discarding other holiday items, please remember Joplin Recycling Center accepts many of these items including, gift wrapping paper boxes, bottles, cans, greeting cards, and cooking oil.
The Center is located at 1310 West A Street. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Recycling Center will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s day. For more information, call 417-624-0820, ext. 1501.
Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer
417-624-0820, ext. 1204