Environmental Services

recycling truck

The City is providing 95-gal recycling carts to residents. These carts belong to the City and must remain with the house they have been assigned to. If you move, leave the cart behind.

Recycling Cart Guidelines

  • Place your green recycling cart at the curb by 7 a.m. with your garbage cart.HP Recycle Cart
  • Since the collection is automated, the cart handle and wheels should face the house.
  • Carts need to have a three (3) feet of clearance from all obstructions (other carts, mail boxes, shrubs, etc) and should not be blocked by cars.
  • It is recommended that residents place their recycling cart at the street when it is three-quarters (3/4) full or more. This improves the efficiency of the collection process.
  • Refer to the educational information on the lid of the cart for what is acceptable to place in the cart and what should not be placed in the cart.
  • Like garbage, all materials must be placed in the cart.
  • If you have large boxes, break them down and drop them by one of the City's recycling drop-off centers. Call 883-3111 for the nearest location to you.

Do not mix garbage with recyclables in the cart. This increases the costs for sorting and disposal. If garbage is found in the recycling cart, a cart will be tagged and recorded for violating the City's Solid Waste Ordinance. Continued violations will result in the material not being collected and/or fines being issued.

Buying an Additional Recycling Cart

If you have excess recyclables, you may wish to purchase an additional recycling cart. There is a maximum of 2 carts serviced at each residence. To buy a 95-gallon recycling cart, bring $57 to the City Collector's office at 211 South Hamilton Street, request one online or mail a check to: City Collector, P.O. Box 230, High Point, NC 27261.

High Point Public Services Dept. - Environmental Services Division

3514 Triangle Lake Road • PO Box 230 • High Point, NC 27261 •  (336) 883-3681

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