Public Services

Electronics Recycling

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 and Guilford County offer multiple sites for city residents to drop-off their old electronics. We will take all computer equipment (desktops, laptops, printers, etc.) and televisions off your hands, as well as most electronic items with a cord for recycling! 

1) City of High Point Material Recovery Facility (MRF) – 5875 Riverdale Drive, Jamestown. Disposal 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. Disposal hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. 336-294-9431

3) ECOFLO Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center – 2750 Patterson Street, Greensboro. Disposal 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 and securely handle the electronics and prepare them for transport to a local electronics recycling facility. Please do not dispose of your electronics in your trash 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! 

  • Electronics to RecycleComputer equipment (desktops, laptops, printers, etc.)                          
  • TVs  
  • Stereo equipment        
  • CD, VHS, DVD, & DVR players     
  • Fax Machines              
  • Old Cell Phones
  • Small Appliances (vacuum cleaners, blenders, fans, microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, etc)
  • Electronic games & toys
  • Connectors, cables, and wiring
  • Digital cameras

 

   

For more information, please call the City of High Point Customer Service line at 336-883-3111.

High Point Public Services Department

211 South Hamilton Street • 2nd Floor, Suite 206 • PO Box 230 • High Point, NC 27261 •  (336) 883-3215

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