Discarded Christmas trees are also accepted at the city’s tree limb processing site at 1702 North Schifferdecker Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The site will continue to be open daily except for New Year’s Day, and Sundays until January 4. The drop-off site is located six tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road on the west side of Schifferdecker Avenue.
The City of Joplin Recycling Center and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility accepts many discarded holiday items including, gift wrapping paper (no ribbons please) boxes, bottles, cans, greeting cards, cooking oil, and clean packing materials such as peanuts and bubble wrap. The Center is located at 1310 West A St. and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center will be closed January 1. For additional information, call the recycling coordinator at (417) 624-0820, ext. 501.