Based on the massive line of cars the last time that a free shredding event was held in the Greensboro Coliseum parking lot, free shredding events are one of the most popular events anyone can put on in Guilford County. So, many people will be glad to know that there’s another one coming up on Saturday, Sept. 14 – when residents of Guilford County will be able to not only have their documents shredded free of charge but also be able to unload scrap tires, old appliances, electronic waste and similar items.

Being called the “2019 Summer-Cycle,” the major event will be held at Laughlin Professional Development Center, 7911 Summerfield Road in Summerfield. The hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

One good thing about this very comprehensive event is that attempts will be made to recycle or reuse the discarded items. That’s welcome at a time when some cities won’t even so much as recycle glass bottles.

This is for people and families, not businesses, but it’s not just for Summerfield residents.

Both Guilford County government and Summerfield put out press releases on the event, which makes it fair game for all Guilford County residents with e-trash or documents to be shredded. Also, staff and officials from both Guilford County and the Town of Summerfield will be on hand to unload the items.

“No one will be checking ID’s,” said one Summerfield official helping spread information about the event.

County residents – or, come to think of it, people from Timbuktu – can drop off the following items:

  • Scrap Tires
  • Appliances
  • Computers and peripherals – including monitors, printers, scanners, and keyboards
  • Televisions and cell phones
  • Electronic toys, games and game consoles
  • Personal documents and records for shredding – with a maximum of five boxes per vehicle.

Everyone should note that no business waste is being accepted, so small business owners may need to pose as ordinary people in order to drop off their waste.

Everyone should also note that household hazardous waste should still be taken to ECOFLO Inc. at 2750 Patterson St. Greensboro, not to this event.   That drop off point near the Greensboro Coliseum is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.