It’s not quite spring yet, but the City of High Point is encouraging residents to do the spring-cleaning of all the hazardous waste in their homes early this year.

On Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the city is opening up the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 1401 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive for High Point’s March drop-off event.

This is an opportunity for residents to get rid of some household waste items at no charge for proper collection and disposal. Though the event is being held for “residents of the City of High Point,” the Rhino Times has never heard of the collectors asking for proof of residency before taking the hazardous materials off your hands. So, if you have a bunch of dangerous trash, you might want to bring it by even if you technically live outside the city limits.

Here are some of the items that will be collected at the March 7 happening:

  • 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 will also be collected, however, don’t bring 500 of them – there’s a limit of four per visitor.

Upon arrival at the waste facility that day, city staff will direct all vehicles through the site and then unload the materials.

City officials note that disposal is only for household waste – not for businesses.

If you miss out on the March drop-off affair, have no fear. Another event is being planned for the first Saturday in May – though city officials warn that that date could change. Updates and the time and location of drop-off events can be found at

In addition, High Point residents can find a comprehensive list of common household items and their proper disposal methods by visiting