Medical & Hazardous Waste

Medical Waste

Needles and syringes should not be placed in the garbage or recycling carts. Customers should place all needles and syringes in a Sharps puncture-proof container, which is available at most pharmacies. Containers other than Sharps will not be collected. When the container is full, call Customer Service at 883-3111 for a free pick-up and the City will safely dispose of these items, while protecting our employees.

The next HHW Event  will be held on:

Sat. Feb. 4, 2023 

8 a.m.-2p.m.

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The 2022-2023 Household Hazardous Waste Events will take place:

  • Nov. 5, 2022
  • Feb. 4, 2023
  • May 6, 2023
  • Aug. 5, 2023

If you are currently in need of HHW Disposal:Guilford County residents may use the HHW collection center located at:

2750 Patterson Avenue Greensboro, NC 27407 Phone: 336-373-2196  

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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. 


 From your workshop – From your garage –                      From your yard

  • adhesive • aerosols    
  • antifreeze • auto batteries
  • batteries • bleach, cleaners
  • brake fluid • cleaners/degreasers
  • diesel fuel • electronics
  • fire extinguishers • florescent bulbs
  • furniture polish •  gas cylinders
  • gasoline or mixed gas • herbicides
  • lighter fluid • motor oil & filters
  • nail polish/removers • paints**
  • pesticides • poisons
  • pool chemicals • solvents
  • stains, varnish • strippers,thinners
  • transmission fluid • wood & metal cleaner
  • wood preservatives 

** Latex paint can be solidified (add kitty litter, dirt, or sawdust to dry up) and thrown away with your normal garbage.

  • No business waste  
  • No asbestos
  • No explosives
  • No infectious waste
  • No radioactive materials
  • No general household trash

    Household Hazardous Waste Center
    The new Household Hazardous Waste program provides for the proper disposal of household hazardous waste at a High Point location. This free service is intended for High Point residents.

    For More Information:

    Phone: 336-883-3681


    1401 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    High Point, NC 27260

    Note: This facility is not open to the public except on scheduled HHW event days. 

Household Hazardous Waste Events have resumed and the next one will be November 7 2020. 

    ​What Do I Do With...

    Click here to view our guide to common items and how/where to properly dispose of them. 

Other Collection Center Options 

Guilford County residents may use the collection center located at:

2750 Patterson Avenue   Hours of Operation
Greensboro, NC 27407    Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 336-373-2196    Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.