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Trash, Recycling Rates To Increase

If you live in Joplin, you’ll soon be paying a little more for trash and curbside recycling pick-up.

The contract with Republic Services allows for a two percent increase in their monthly rate as of April 1st. This means the weekly residential trash rate will increase by 23 cents per month, bumping it to $11.63 from its current monthly rate of $11.40. The City’s administration fee will remain at 55 cents, bringing the new monthly billed price for trash service to $12.18. Currently the residential trash service monthly rate is $11.95, including the 55 cents administration fee.

The optional curbside recycling service will see a 10-cent increase as a result of the 2% increase.This service will move to $4.85 from the current $4.75 rate.

The City of Joplin also has a contract enabling Joplin residential trash customers to drop off their bulky items at the Republic Services Transfer Station at 1715 East Front Street (Old Route 66) in Galena, Kansas.  The contract allows for a 1% price increase on April 1, 2019. With this contractual increase, the new pricing, based on the length of trailers, ranges from $10.20 to $13.26 per load or $17.34 to $24.49 for loads that also include tree limbs and brush.  Tires cost $4.60 each with a limit of five tires per trip. Any load over 2,000 pounds is not part of the subsidized program.  Joplin residential trash customers must bring their residential City of Joplin utility bill for sewer and trash plus matching identification with them to the transfer station in order to receive the subsidized price.

For questions about curbside recycling or trash service, contact Republic at 1-800-431-1507.  If questions are about billing, please call the Finance Department at 417-627-2955.

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