The Guilford County Planning Department and the Town of Sedalia want you to know that they’re here to help with your spring cleaning.

They’re holding a countywide collection event for electronic waste such as old computers and scrap tires – as well as for those sensitive documents that might help someone else claim your tax refund next year if they fall into the wrong hands.

The county and Sedalia are sponsoring “Spring Cleanup 2022,” which is being billed as a “secure, free, easy way to recycle scrap tires, appliances, electronic waste, and shred personal documents.”

The collection party will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Bring old e-waste and sensitive documents to Eastern Guilford Middle School.  If you don’t know where that is, tell Siri you want to go to 435 Peeden Drive in Gibsonville.

This event has a couple of advantages over some other lesser waste drop-offs that have been held in various parts of the county in recent years. First, it’s open to everyone in Guilford County, and second, it offers the highly popular shredding service at the highly popular price of $0 – though there is a maximum of five boxes per vehicle.

At many waste events, the shredding service isn’t offered, and at others – like some the City of High Point has held recently – you have to be from a particular city to drop off your waste.

But the April 30 event is open to all Guilford County residents – though it’s important to note that no business waste will be accepted.

Here are some things that will be accepted

  • Appliances
  • Old tires and rims
  • Computers and peripherals –including monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, etc.
  • Televisions
  • Cell phones
  • Electronic toys, games and game consoles


The E-waste collected at the event will be recycled through local contractor Synergy Recycling.

If you have questions, call Lorelei Elkins in the Guilford County Planning Department at 336-641-2082 or call the Town of Sedalia at 336-449-1132.