City of Joplin will have 3 locations where you can discard your Christmas Trees

Trees should be completely stripped of decorations and placed near the Christmas Tree Drop-Off sign
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JOPLIN, Mo. – The  City of Joplin will have three collection points for discarded, natural Christmas trees starting December 26 and continuing through January 31.

Trees should be completely stripped of decorations and placed near the Christmas Tree Drop-Off sign that will be posted at the following locations.

  • Humphrey Park on Utica Street in the Royal Heights area;
  • McIndoe Park at Glendale Road and Jackson Avenue – place trees in southwest corner of parking lot; and
  • Public Works Center at 1301 West 2nd Street.

People can pick up the discarded trees if to be used in establishing fish habitat.

If you are looking to discard an artificial tree, the Joplin Recycling Center suggests donating it to charity or passing it along to family members.

The Joplin Recycling Center accepts  gift wrapping paper 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 Street and is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 417-624-0820, ext. 501.