Joplin's tree limb and brush drop-off site will be open Saturday.

Residents may drop off limbs and brush between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 1702 N. Schifferdecker Ave., six-tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road.

The service is available to Joplin residents only and has no load limits. Loads from commercial contractors and leaves, grass clippings and trash will not be accepted.

Free wood chips are available at the site at the same time while supply lasts.

Residents also may put yard waste out with trash.

Limbs no larger than 4 inches in diameter must be cut to a maximum length of 4 feet and bundled. Bundles shall be no heavier than 50 pounds.

Residents and landlords on Joplin's residential trash service also may take tree limbs and brush to the Republic Services Transfer Station on Old Route 66 in Galena, Kansas. There is a fee for dumping ranging from $17.34 to $24.49 per load.

In order to burn yard waste, residents must obtain a burn permit from any of the Joplin fire stations or the finance department at City Hall. Permits cost $10 and are good for three consecutive days.

No matter where the permit is obtained, residents must still inquire with the Joplin Fire Department about weather conditions and if burning is allowed on each day. Residents can obtain this information by calling 623-0403.

Information: the Public Works Center at 417-624-0820, ext. 1-564; the recycling department, 417-624-0820, ext. 1-501; or Republic Services, 800-431-1507.