The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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December 26, 2013

Holiday materials can be recycled; trash pickup delayed a day

Much of that holiday fa-la-la-la can be recycled instead of thrown in the trash.

The Joplin Recycling Center can take discarded gift wrap without ribbons, along with boxes and greeting cards.

Clean packing materials, such as foam peanuts and bubble wrap, can be dropped off so that people who want to use that material may pick up what they want at the recycling center, 1310 W. A St.

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday as well as on Wednesdays, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It will be closed Wednesday for New Year’s Day.

In addition to paper and packing materials, the center regularly accepts cardboard; cooking oil; home maintenance products except paint; lawn and garden products, including insecticides, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer; automotive products except oil, filters and antifreeze; pool and spa supplies; batteries; fuel; and mercury debris.

Joplin trash pickup is delayed a day this week because of the Wednesday holiday, and it will be delayed a day again next week for the New Year’s holiday. That means that Wednesday’s routes will be run on Thursday, moving Thursday routes to Friday. Friday routes will be run on Saturday.

Republic Services will close its transfer station on Old Route 66 at Galena, Kan., on New Year’s Day as well. That site accepts bulky items from Joplin residents.

The city also provides several locations where live Christmas trees can be dropped off for disposal. Those are at Humphrey Park in the Royal Heights neighborhood, McIndoe Park and the Public Works Center at 1301 W. Second St.

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