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January 28, 2014

City still picking up limbs; leaf collection resumes

The city of Joplin is still picking up limbs broken by last month’s snow and ice storms.

Piles of limbs are being picked up where residents have placed them beside the curbs.

The city asks that the limbs not be stacked onto leaf piles. The leaf pickup program was suspended recently, but it has resumed. The city will soon announce information on what to do if some residents have been missed.

In addition to curbside pickup, residents may take fallen limbs to a city drop-off site for disposal for a few more days.

The site is located at 1702 N. Schifferdecker Ave. Directions are to drive north on Schifferdecker Avenue and go past Belle Center Road for six-tenths of a mile.

The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Christmas trees also may be taken to that site. The free drop-off is available only to Joplin residents, and disposal by contractors is not allowed.

The city’s other drop-off sites for Christmas trees also remain open through Jan. 31. Those are located in Humphreys Park, McIndoe Park and the Public Works Center at 1301 W. Second St. All decorations must be removed before the trees are left.

Information: Public Works Center, 624-0820, ext. 564.

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