In the next
program of Joplin Insider, viewers will learn more about recycling and the
various collection options offered through the City, Joplin Workshops, and
Phillips, Joplin Recycling Coordinator, and Susan Adams, Executive Director for
the Joplin Workshops, visit with Public Information Officer Lynn Onstot about
the changes in recycling and the resources available to the public.
organization offers recycling to different audiences with various alternatives.
The Joplin Recycling Center has experienced a 150% growth since opening in
January 2000. Initially, the Center accepted only basic recyclables, such as
tin/aluminum cans, plastic/glass bottles, newspapers, cardboard and office
paper/magazines. As the Center matured,
packing materials, telephone directories, batteries, metal scrap, household
hazardous waste, plastic shopping bags, electronics and cooking oil were added
to recyclables mix. Today the Center has expanded further, offering general
collections of recyclable items, as well as specific needs such as paper
shredding and household hazardous materials disposal.
Workshops offers recycling by providing a drop off location near their facility
at 5th and School Streets. They also provide a pick-up service at no
cost for small businesses that recycle items, otherwise referred to as commercial
curbside recycling. Republic Services, the City’s residential trash collector,
offers curbside recycling to citizens for $4.75 per month.
This episode of
Insider, the City’s 30-minute interview television show, will air
several times throughout March including:
Monday, March 13
at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15
at 6 p.m.
16 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 at
Tuesday, March 21
at 6 p.m.
The program is
also posted on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDe3QffiwcU To view the program, just click o
n the link at the end of this article.
Joplin Insider is
in cooperation with KGCS-TV and the Department of Communication at Missouri
Southern State University. KGCS programming may be seen over the air on digital
channel 22, and on regional cable television systems including Cable One,
Mediacom and Suddenlink.