City of High Point is about to host another Household Hazardous Waste disposal event for High Point residents at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 1401 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to  2 p.m.

There’s some other good news related to this event as well. It will include the very popular shredding service because, these days, you can’t be too careful when it comes to identity theft.  Also, income tax returns are due each year in mid-October and many High Point residents no doubt have some tax documents that they can now dispose of securely.

The company Shred Ace will provide an onsite secure document shred truck from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This event will be an opportunity for residents of the City of High Point – but unfortunately, not others –to drop off the following household items at no charge for proper collection and disposal:

• 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 cleaners, 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 and tires (though there’s a limit of four tires per visitor)

• Styrofoam recycling will be 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 ease of collection, please make sure that all loose Styrofoam is bagged.

High Point City staff will be there to direct vehicles and unload all materials.

Disposal is for household waste only.

Note: Materials from businesses, household garbage or medical waste will not be accepted.

 Also note: Proof of residency will be required for all disposals.

Residents are asked to have all materials to be collected in the trunk of their cars or in the bed of their pick-up trucks for easy access and removal.

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

For more information, you can contact Solid Waste Enforcement Officer Tim Daut at 336-883-3681 or at