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).

Curbside pickup service for Electronics is NOT available. 

The City of High Point and Guilford County provide several designated drop-off sites where individuals can dispose of their old electronics free of charge. It is crucial that these items are deposited at the specified locations to ensure the safety of our employees and equipment by avoiding improper disposal.

Electronic Items Accepted 


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




 

Electronics Drop-off Locations

  1. City of High Point Material Recovery Facility (MRF)


    5875 Riverdale Drive
    Jamestown, NC              Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday, please call 336-883-3623 for more information
  2. Ingleside Compost Facility / Unmanned Drop-off Trailer

    3001 Ingleside Dr.
    High Point, NC   Hours:         8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday                            
  3. Guilford County Scrap Tire & White Goods Recycling Facility

    2138 Bishop Road
    Greensboro
    Disposal hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, please call 336-294-9431 for more information
  4. ECOFLO Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center

    2750 Patterson Street
    Greensboro
    Disposal hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday, and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, please call 336-855-7925 for more information.

Remember, DO NOT put any

electronics in your recycle carts.

This is crucial to ensure proper

recycling as well as the safety of our employees. 


All of our locations, with the exception of the unstaffed trailer at Ingleside, are equipped with trained professionals who are capable of safely and proficiently handling electronic equipment and preparing it for transportation to a nearby electronics recycling facility.



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

 All of our collection trucks compact materials collected at curbside. Most electronic devices contain lithium batteries, which can explode upon compaction and catch fire. This is extremely dangerous and requires special means to extinguish the fire.  Please do not put electronic devices in any curbside cart for the safety of our employees and the environment. 



Security of Computer Hard Drives 

Hard drives collected are shredded for other uses. We use an electronic recycler that is certified as a responsible e-cycler as well as offers a certificate of destruction for any devices that require such care. 

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