Environmental Services

Service Provided

The City of High Point collects household waste once a week at curbside, although backyard collection is provided for residents with a verified medical disability. Co-mingled recyclables and bulky items are collected every other week.

About Environmental Services

Our most important partners in protecting the environment are the residents of High Point. We acknowledge and appreciate their role in continuing efforts to provide a safer and more livable community.

Our Mission

The Environmental Services Department provides the customers of High Point with quality, weekly collection of household waste, yard waste and bulky items to ensure a safe and livable community. Co-mingled recyclables are collected every other week.

Our Purpose

  • Provide residential customers weekly collection of household waste, yard waste and bulky items.
  • Educate customers about proper disposal methods of solid waste and encourage them to participate in our recycling program.
  • Protect the environment and sustain the highest quality of life for all the citizens of High Point.

Household Garbage

See Collection Map for your collection day.
See our Collection Schedule for general information and Holiday changes. 

Garbage Pick-Up Guidelines

  • Household garbage is picked up once a week.
  • Customers must use a City-approved roll-out garbage cart.
  • Solid waste collection begins at 6a.m.
  • Roll out containers which are not out when the truck passes, will not be collected until the next regularly scheduled pickup day.
Garbage Truck

Find electronic recycling locations in High Point, view the Recycling Collection Calendar find out more about Recycling Cart purchase and collection.

Recycling Pick-Up Guidelines

  • Recyclables will be picked up every other week on your regular garbage collection day.
  • Place your green recycling cart at the curb by 6 a.m. with your garbage cart.
  • The cart handle and wheels should face the house.
  • Carts need to have 3 feet of clearance from all obstructions (other carts, mail boxes, shrubs, etc) and should not be blocked by cars.
Recycling Truck

Missed Collections

Outside of holiday weeks, missed carts will be assessed on a case by case basis please call customer service at 336.883.3111

Welcome to the MRF

Material Recovery Facility

Information about our Material Recover Facility- the recycling center where all materials are processed, can be found here.

Household Hazardous Waste

The City of High Point is committed to providing services that protect our environment in a fiscally responsible manner. A new program has been created to provide for the proper disposal of Household Hazardous Waste. Certain household wastes are not accepted in your roll-out cart, because they can be hazardous to our environment and our collection workers. 

More information about dates, procedures and acceptable materials is available here.