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!
City of High Point Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
5875 Riverdale Drive
Disposal hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Thursday, please call 336-883-3623 for more information
Guilford County Scrap Tire & White Goods Recycling Facility
2138 Bishop Road
Disposal hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, please call 336-294-9431 for more information
ECOFLO Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
2750 Patterson Street
Disposal hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday - Friday, and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, please call 336-855-7925 for more information.
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 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.
Don't Place Electronics in the Recycling Cart 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.
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.