One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but, unfortunately, sometimes trash is just trash – and it may even be trash that can be really hard to legally dispose of.

That’s why the City of High Point announced this week that it will open up the city’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 1401 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. This event, in late August, is actually the city’s “March drop-off event” – which was, like about everything else under the sun in March, postponed to a later date.

But, now, on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the “March” event will be an opportunity for residents of the City of High Point to drop off hazardous waste and other household items at no charge for proper collection and disposal.

The city bills the event as one meant for High Point residents. However, the truth is that if you show up with some trash they won’t know whether you’re from High Point or High Rock Lake.

To adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, the city is asking those dropping off waste to remain in their cars, trucks, SUV’s and other vehicles.

This will be a contactless event with city staff taking it off your hands using “all personal protective equipment and sanitizing precautions.”

Items have to be kept in the trunk of your vehicle to assist in easy removal and to assure minimal contact. City staff are asking people to please not place any items in the front or back seat of your vehicles and add that no one should hand items to collection staff.

Here’s the city’s list of accepted items at the event:

  • 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 and Tires (Note: There’s a limit of 4 tires per visitor.)