City of High Point officials had been hoping to service the city’s waste collection routes on Tuesday Jan. 18 – albeit on a delayed bases.

However, on Tuesday, the city announced that, due to the amount of snow and ice remaining on the roads after last weekend’s storm, the service wouldn’t start up until one day later.

Currently, the city plans to resume trash collection services on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

A Tuesday, Jan. 18 press release from the City of High Point states: “In an effort to allow the secondary roads more time to thaw, waste collections are canceled today, Tuesday, Jan. 18, and environmental services will not collect yard or bulk waste this week.”

Due to the delay, the city will be operating on a modified waste collection schedule once the service is up and running. 

Collections will be as follows:

  • High Point residents on the “Tuesday Route” will have their waste collected on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
  • City residents on the “Wednesday Route” will have theirs picked up on Thursday, Jan. 20.
  • Those in High Point on the “Thursday Route” will see service on Friday, Jan. 21.

Though Guilford County didn’t get a tremendous amount of icy percipitation on Sunday, Jan. 16.  However, that was followed by one of the coldest nights of the winter season, which meant that a lot of ice persisted on secondary roads.  In some places where melting has occurred, the water refroze at night into a dangerous sheet of ice.

High Point’s transit service was not running at all on January 18  due to the road conditions.  The city has not yet provided additional information for that service.