Medical & Hazardous Waste

Medical Waste

Needles and syringes should not be placed in the garbage or recycling carts. Customers should place all needles and syringes in a Sharps puncture-proof container, which is available at most pharmacies. Containers other than Sharps will not be collected. When the container is full, call Customer Service at 883-3111 for a free pick-up and the City will safely dispose of these items, while protecting our employees.


The next HHW Event  will be held on 

Saturday Aug 6,  2022

8 a.m.-2p.m.

HHW 21-22 graphic

Note that the Aug. 6  event will also include paper shredding and Styrofoam recycling. Paper shredding will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a limit of no more than 4 Banker’s sized Boxes (24 x 15 x 10 inches) of documents for disposal per vehicle. Additionally, there will be Styrofoam disposal available. Accepted foam includes clean egg cartons and meat trays, clean foam takeout containers and cups, packing material and foam coolers. Tape, bubble wrap, pluck foam, foam wrapping, and foam peanuts will not be accepted. For the ease of collection, please make sure that all loose Styrofoam is bagged.

The 2021-2022 Household Hazardous Waste Events will take place on: 

  • Nov. 6, 2021 
  • Feb. 5, 2022 
  • May 7, 2022
  • Aug. 6, 2022

If you are currently in need of HHW Disposal:

Guilford County residents may use the HHW collection center located at:

2750 Patterson Avenue Greensboro, NC 27407 Phone: 336-373-2196  

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Household Hazardous Waste

The City of High Point is committed to providing services that protect our environment in a fiscally responsible manner. A new program has been created to provide for the proper disposal of Household Hazardous Waste. Certain household wastes are not accepted in your roll-out cart, because they can be hazardous to our environment and our collection workers. 


 From your workshop – From your garage –                      From your yard

  • adhesive • aerosols    
  • antifreeze • auto batteries
  • batteries • bleach, cleaners
  • brake fluid • cleaners/degreasers
  • diesel fuel • electronics
  • fire extinguishers • florescent bulbs
  • furniture polish •  gas cylinders
  • gasoline or mixed gas • herbicides
  • lighter fluid • motor oil & filters
  • nail polish/removers • paints**
  • pesticides • poisons
  • pool chemicals • solvents
  • stains, varnish • strippers,thinners
  • transmission fluid • wood & metal cleaner
  • wood preservatives 

** Latex paint can be solidified (add kitty litter, dirt, or sawdust to dry up) and thrown away with your normal garbage.

  • No business waste  
  • No asbestos
  • No explosives
  • No infectious waste
  • No radioactive materials
  • No general household trash

    Household Hazardous Waste Center
    The new Household Hazardous Waste program provides for the proper disposal of household hazardous waste at a High Point location. This free service is intended for High Point residents.

    For More Information:

    Phone: 336-883-3681


    1401 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    High Point, NC 27260

    Note: This facility is not open to the public except on scheduled HHW event days. 

Household Hazardous Waste Events have resumed and the next one will be November 7 2020. 

    ​What Do I Do With...

    Click here to view our guide to common items and how/where to properly dispose of them. 

Other Collection Center Options 

Guilford County residents may use the collection center located at:

2750 Patterson Avenue   Hours of Operation
Greensboro, NC 27407    Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 336-373-2196    Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.