Saturday, November 18, 2017

City of Joplin LEAF PICK-UP Schedule Begins Monday After Thanksgiving

(64801/64804) -- The City of Joplin will start the annual residential leaf pick up program on November 27th , the first Monday after Thanksgiving, weather permitting.

To address all areas of Joplin, the City utilizes three crews which start in outlying areas and work their way toward the center of Joplin. A crew from the Street Department will start in the northeast section of town (Royal Heights/College View Addition areas) and another crew will start in the Silver Creek/Highlands/Woodland Hills area. The Parks Department crew will start south of 32nd Street and west of Main Street. Crews will work toward the middle of town to complete the program.

Weather permitting, this collection could take over one month.

 Residents are reminded not to bag their leaves, but rather rake them to the curb. No tree limbs, brush or rocks should be included in the piles, please. The City asks that residents DO NOT rake leaves into the street, as they may clog the storm drains, and it could cause the City’s street sweeping truck to bypass that area. Please do not place leaf piles over water meters (manhole covers). Doing so may cause Missouri-American Water to estimate your water usage, instead of recording the exact amount for billing purposes.

For residents who wish to dispose of leaves year-round, bring them to the Joplin Compost Facility next to the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant at 3457 Eddy Lane, which is west of the intersection of Eddy and North Peace Church Avenue. Please remove leaves from trash bags and take trash bags with you. No brush, tree limbs, bags, or trash, please.