Recycling Guidelines

recycling guidelines 2019

Recycling at a Glance

You SHOULD Recycle:

You SHOULD NOT Recycle:


  • Bottles (beverage, etc.)
  • Jars (peanut butter, talenti, etc.)
  • Jugs (milk, detergent, etc.)
  • Tubs (butter, yogurt, etc.)
  • Leave the lids on!


  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper Cans that would contain drink mixes, nuts, etc.


  • Aluminum and steel beverage cans and bottles
  • Soup/food cans
  • Pet food cans


  • Bottles
  • Jars
  • Food safe only


  • Clamshell containers
  • Cups
  • Cling film
  • Styrofoam of any kind
  • Bags
  • Food wrappers
  • cutlery


  • Waxed paper
  • Take out boxes
  • Cups
  • Dirty/wet boxes
  • Cartons (milk, soup, juice)


  • Fuel canisters
  • Propellants
  • Electronics


  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Mugs
  • Ceramic
  • mirrors

You can now recycle paper cans like these!
Please make sure that they are empty before 

placing them in your recycle cart.

paperboard cans
Need more information on recycling pickup or interested in getting an additional recycling cart? Click here for more information from Environmental Services.

Additional Recycling Outlets:

Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are NOT allowed in your recycling cart, but there are numerous drop off locations throughout the city where they can be recycled. Find the one closest to you here.

Household Hazardous Waste

The City of High Point Maintains a Household Hazardous Waste Program. More information here.

High Point Police Department's Medicine Drop Box
Have unwanted medications? Protect you, your family and the environment by properly disposing them in the medicine drop box (PDF) at the High Point Police Department.

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