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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Republic reinstates curbside bulky item pickup following hiatus due to CIVID-19

Republic Services, the Joplin residential trash provider, has announced that it will reinstate the curbside bulky item pick-up starting Monday, April 27. In March, the company had issued an interruption in this service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republic offers this curbside pick-up of acceptable bulky items with residential weekly trash service at no extra charge.

Joplin residents can now put their bulky items next to their polycart on their normal trash day. Bulky items include furniture, mattresses, televisions, solid paint, tree limbs and brush bundled and cut to 4’ maximum lengths, microwave ovens, dry carpet bundled to 50 pounds max. & 4’ max., and small amounts of bundled or containerized construction and demolition debris. Non-Acceptable Items: oils, lead acid batteries, appliances, railroad ties, liquid paint, tires, commercial waste and large amounts of construction and demolition debris. For a full list go to

Republic officials are pleased to restart this service again, and caution residents about putting large amounts out at one time.

“Our first priority is to pick up trash,” said Jennifer Fagan, Municipal Manager of Republic Services. “As we re-instate the bulky item pick-up, the demand may be high, so be please be patient. Before calling, please allow an additional day for items to be picked up.”

For questions, please call Republic Services customer services division at 1-800-431-1507.

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