Joplin Offers Storm Damaged Tree Limb Disposal

Published 09/02 2014 11:44AM

Updated 09/02 2014 11:50AM

JOPLIN, MO. --- Due to the Labor Day wind storm damage, residents are welcome to bring their tree limbs and branches to the City’s tree limb processing site at 1702 North Schifferdecker Avenue from Tuesday, September 2 to Saturday, September 6 from 8am to 2pm.

The site will continue to be open next week, Monday, September 8 to Saturday, September 13 from 8am to 2pm. The drop-off site is located six tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road on the west side of Schifferdecker Avenue. This free drop off service is for Joplin residents only. Professional contractors will not be allowed to dump.

The City will also continue the monthly drop-off day at the Schifferdecker site on Saturday, September 20 from 8am to 2pm.

The City of Joplin Street Department is currently removing tree limbs that are blocking city streets.

Joplin residents should also note that the City’s residential trash service through Republic Services allows yard waste removal on their regular trash pick-up day. Limbs must be cut to a maximum of four (4) feet and bundled. Bundles shall be no heavier than 50 pounds. The diameter of each tree limb shall be no larger than four (4) inches. For customer service, call Republic Services at 800-431-1507.

Normally, Joplin residents and landlords on the City’s residential trash service may bring tree limbs, branches, and brush, for a fee, to the Republic Services Transfer Station on Old Route 66, in Galena, Kansas. However due to the volume of damage from this storm, residents are asked to bring tree limbs to the City’s drop-off location.

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