(From the city of Joplin)
The City of Joplin has announced a temporary drop-off location for tornado debris. Effective Saturday, June 11th, residents of Joplin and Duquesne can bring tree limbs, branches and logs, plus construction and demolition debris such as building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing, bricks, etc. to the City of Joplin’s old landfill at 901 North Black Cat Road.
From Joplin, go north on Schifferdecker Avenue, west on Belle Center Road, then north on Black Cat Road. Look for the entrance on the east side of the street. The hours of operation will be all week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.
This free disposal location is for residential tornado debris only; commercial debris will not be accepted. For information regarding the proper disposal of commercial debris, business owners and contractors can call Mary Anne Phillips, Recycling Coordinator at 624-0820 Ext. 501 or visit the fourth floor of City Hall at 602 South Main Street any Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other tornado debris such as appliances, electronics, small motorized equipment such as lawnmowers, compressed gas, and household hazardous waste can be dropped off at the old Lone Elm Waste Water Treatment Plant, 2310 North Lone Elm Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.