The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 29, 2012

Final pass of curbside pickup in Joplin complete

Joplin outlines new debris disposal options

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin officials announced Friday that the final pass for curbside pickup of residential tornado debris has been completed.

“We have seen such a cooperative spirit from our citizens, their families and the thousands of volunteers throughout this cleanup process,” Leslie Jones, city finance director, said in a statement. “We want to thank everyone for their efforts and appreciate their work as our city recovers.”

Joplin residents and Joplin residential landlords who still have debris that needs to be removed may use the drop-off option at the Allied Waste transfer station, 1715 E. Front St. (Old Route 66) in Galena, Kan., for a fee that has been subsidized by the city. Residents will need to take a copy of a current Missouri American Water Co. bill or landlord Dumpster rental bill and matching identification to use this option.

For details, people may call Allied Waste at 620-783-5841 or the city of Joplin at 417-624-0820, ext. 501.

If a current water bill is not available, residents may use Allied Waste or Waste Corp. of Missouri, 3700 W. Seventh St., and pay the gate rate. People are to call 417-623-6620 for pricing and hours of operation.

Joplin residents may use curbside bulky item pickup for things such as television sets, mattresses and furniture. Tree limbs and brush should be bundled and cut to 4-foot maximum lengths and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Residents are to call Allied Waste, 800-431-1507, for details.

If a water bill is not available and one has only reconstruction debris for disposal, the city of Galena landfill would be an option. It is located at 1101 E. Front St. (Old Route 66). People may call 417-624-4444 for pricing and hours of operation.

The Joplin Recycling Center, 1310 W. A St., is another option for some items. Summer hours run through October: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The recycling center is open to all regardless of residency. There is no charge for dropping off cardboard and paperboard; newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, books and office paper; plastic No. 1 and No. 2 bottles with necks; glass bottles, jugs and jars (no lids); aluminum cans and tin/steel cans; No. 2 plastic shopping bags; clean packing peanuts and bubble wrap; inkjet and toner cartridges; electronic waste (computers, television sets, etc.); batteries; and limited household hazardous waste including insecticides, herbicides, acids, lubricants, pool and spa chemicals, and cleaning products. Motor oil, paint and commercial waste are not accepted.

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