As previously announced, the City of Joplin had planned to start the annual residential leaf pick up program on November 28. However, Mother Nature is not cooperating, and a good portion of leaves have not yet fallen so the start date for the leaf pick up program has been moved one week back to Monday, December 5. (weather permitting)
In the leaf pick-up program, the City utilizes several crews which start in outlying areas and work their way toward the center of Joplin in order to address all areas 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 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. Also, please do not place leaf piles over water meters (manhole covers).
For more information about leaf pick-up call 417-624-0820 Ext. 501, or the Parks Department at 417-624-6937.