As of July 1, 2011, the North Carolina Legislature has banned all computer equipment and televisions from disposal in landfills (Session Law 2010-67, Senate Bill 887).
The City of High Point is committed to providing FREE environmentally sound disposal of electronic recycling to its residents. Listed below are several locations where City of High Point or Guilford County residents may take their electronics for recycling:
1) City of High Point Material Recovery Facility (MRF) – 5875 Riverdale Drive, Jamestown. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday. 336-883-3623
2) Guilford County Scrap Tire & White Goods Recycling Facility – 2138 Bishop Road, Greensboro. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. 336-294-9431
3) Guilford County Sheriff’s Prison Farm – 7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville. Hours are 7 am to 3 pm, seven-days-a-week. 336-449-4720
4) ECOFLO Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center – 2750 Patterson Street, Greensboro. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Friday and 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday. 336-855-7925
These locations are manned with staff that can properly, safely, and securely handle the electronics and prepare them for transport to a local recycling facility. Please do not dispose of your electronics in your trash cart or recycling cart.
Why should we recycle electronics?
Electronics contain heavy metals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium that can be harmful if released into the environment. Recycling of electronics ensures these materials are safely managed and that valuable materials such as steel, glass, and plastic, as well as precious metals such as copper, gold, tin, silicon, and aluminum are reclaimed for the manufacturing of new products. Reusing and recycling raw materials from electronic waste conserves natural resources and avoids air and water pollution while saving landfill space.
Can electronics be placed in the recycling cart?
No. The collection trucks compact materials and would damage the electronics, exposing employees to the heavy metals we are trying to keep out of the environment. Residents need to bring these electronics to the MRF (or another listed site). The MRF is a short 10 minute drive from downtown High Point off Kivett Drive on Riverdale.
What about the security of computer hard drives?
Most hard drives collected are shredded into raw material for other uses. Hard drives that may be refurbished are wiped clean of any data by utilizing data sanitizing software and are randomly verified by an independent party for compliance to guarantee no data remains.
We will accept most electronic items with a cord for recycling!
Computer equipment (desktops, laptops, printers, etc.)
CD, VHS, DVD, & DVR players
Old Cell Phones
Small Appliances (vacuum cleaners, blenders, fans, microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, etc)
Other electronics include:
Electronic games & toys
|Connectors, cables and wiring
Any electrical device
For more information, please call the City of High Point Customer Service line at 336-883-3111.