The people of northern Guilford County disagree on a lot of things – how much development should come their way, whether a municipal water system is a great idea or not, and so on – but one thing they can all agree on is this: It’s a good idea to keep the place clean and free of ugly electronic waste and related trash.
Well, to that end, Guilford County Environmental Services, in partnership with the Town of Summerfield, is inviting all Guilford County residents to take part in “Summerfield Summer Cycle.”
This trash disposal event – which cleverly merges the name of the town with the season that’s ending soon – will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at Laughlin Professional Development Center in Summerfield. Set your GPS to 7911 Summerfield Road if you’re not familiar with the location.
The usual hard to dispose of e-waste and related waste will be accepted, such as tires, appliances, computers, televisions, broken video game players and old cell phones.
There are two particularly good things about this collection event.
One, anyone from the county is invited to bring their residential e-waste. Sometimes towns and cities – High Point, for instance – will card you to check to see that you’re a city resident before you can dump off your waste. But on Sept. 16 in Summerfield, everyone from Guilford County is welcome. (Though, business waste will not be accepted at the event, nor will hazardous waste such as rusty cans full of paint thinner or nitroglycerin. Keep reading to see what to with that waste.)
Two, this event is offering the highly popular personal documents shredding service – though there will be a limit of five file boxes per vehicle. That service comes at the welcome price of $0.
If you have questions, you can call 336-641-3792 or 336-643-8655 for more information.
Event sponsors note that items classified as Household Hazardous Waste can be taken to ECOFLO, Inc. at 2750 Patterson St. in Greensboro. That disposal service is open from Monday thru Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.