Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Joplin Recycling Center giving away welded-wire compost bins

(From the City of Joplin)

Got leaves? Want to turn those leaves into compost? While supply lasts, Joplin residents may pick up a welded-wire compost bin and instructional brochure at the Joplin Recycling Center, 1310 West A Street.

Mary Anne Phillips, Joplin Recycling Coordinator and Storm Water Education Manager said, “We also have sample bags of SproutFaster to give away, which is an organic fertilizer manufactured from pure earthworm castings---made right here in Joplin.” Organic resources are usually carbon based, thus they are not harmful to people or the environment. Conversely, chemical based fertilizers often contain petroleum, which, if applied improperly, can pollute our waterways after entering storm drains.

The Joplin Recycling Center accepts all traditional recyclables, as well as cooking oil, household hazardous waste, glass containers, and electronics; provides free packing materials and moving boxes; and has a self-serve, secured document destruction container. Regular hours are Tuesday and Thursday noon to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center will be closed December 23 and December 30.

For more information about recycling in the Joplin area or the new residential curbside recycling service, visit and click on Recycling Guide or contact Mary Anne Phillips at 417-624-0820 ext. 501, or e-mail at

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