If you live in Guilford County and have some hazardous waste to get rid of, well now’s your chance – as long as you live within the High Point city limits and can prove it.

The city is holding its next Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event – exclusively for High Point residents – at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 1401 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. on Saturday, Aug. 5.

High Point staff will be accepting your old e-waste and other dangerous trash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This will be a chance for city residents to drop off the following items for proper collection and disposal at no charge:

  • Aerosols, batteries, bleach/cleaners, electronics, fire extinguishers, furniture polish, fluorescent bulbs, nail polish/removers
  • Adhesives, gas cylinders, paints, solvents, stains/varnish, strippers/thinners, wood and metal cleaner, wood preservatives
  • Antifreeze, auto batteries, brake fluid, cleaners/degreasers, diesel fuel, gasoline or mixed gas, motor oil and filters, transmission fluid
  • Herbicides, lighter fluid, pesticides, poisons, pool chemicals
  • Electronics
  • Tires – note that there’s a limit of four tires per visitor.

People really like it when these events include the popular paper shredding service. Unfortunately, this one does not.

However, Styrofoam recycling will be available at the event. Accepted foam includes clean egg cartons and meat trays, clean foam takeout containers and cups, packing material and foam coolers.

On the other hand, tape, bubble wrap, pluck foam, foam wrapping and foam peanuts will not be accepted. For ease of collection, all trash bringers should make sure that all loose Styrofoam is bagged.

At the August 5 disposal event, city staff will direct the vehicles through the site and unload all materials. Disposal is for household waste only. Materials from businesses, household garbage or medical waste won’t be accepted.

And, yes, proof of residency will be required for all disposals.

Residents are asked to have all waste in the trunk of their cars or in the bed of their pick-up trucks for easy access.  If you can’t make it this time, the future events calendar for the city is at www.highpointnc.gov.

High Point residents can also find a list of common household items and their proper disposal methods by visiting www.highpointnc.gov/whatdoidowith.