How to Recycle After Christmas in Guilford County

December 19, 2016

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THINK GREEN This Holiday Season – For PETE’s sake RECYCLE your Christmas trees, obsolete electronics, old appliances and other holiday relics!
Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day we Americans throw away 25% more trash than at any other time of the year – about 1 million extra tons! Give a gift to the environment this year by making sure the trash you throw away is truly trash, and by recycling those holiday items that can be recycled.

Christmas Trees –
Please remove all lights, decorations, stands and covers from trees before dropping them off to be recycled. Wreaths, garland and artificial trees are not accepted. The County will turn the trees into mulch for use at County parks and other facilities.
Guilford County residents can drop off their Christmas trees through January 15th at:
 Guilford County Farm (formerly Sheriff’s Prison Farm), 7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From Highway 61, take County Farm Road then turn right onto Howerton Road. The drop-off location is ¼ mile on the right. Business waste is not accepted at this site.
 Please note that trees will no longer be collected at Piedmont Triad Farmers’ Market (off I-40 at Sandy Ridge Road) or at Tabernacle United Methodist Church (at the corner of Woody Mill and Methodist Roads).
Some towns and cities within Guilford County provide residential curbside collection of Christmas trees:
 The City of Greensboro collects trees curbside. Be sure that you conform to the city’s yard waste collection procedures to take advantage of this service. Call 336-373-CITY for more information.
 The City of High Point collects trees curbside through January 31st. Call 336-883-3111 for more information.
 Jamestown residents also have curbside tree collection available. Just place your tree out with your trash on your regular pick-up day. Call the town hall at 336-454-1138 with questions.
 Residents of the Town of Gibsonville may put their trees out at the curbside for collection during their extra pick-up weeks. If you have questions, call the town hall at 336-449-4144.

Cans, Glass and Plastic Bottles – Your holiday parties probably include beverages in aluminum cans and glass or plastic bottles. All of these can be recycled……………just rinse and let dry before tossing them into your recycling container.

E-Waste – Did you replace old gadgets with new ones this year? All your out-of-date electronics, or e-waste, can be recycled, including computers, televisions, games, toys, cell phones -- anything with a plug! Take them to one of the County’s FREE disposal sites:
 Guilford County Scrap Tire & White Goods Collection Facility, 2138 Bishop Rd., Greensboro. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Call 336-294-9431 for more information.)
 Guilford County Farm, 7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 HHW Collection Center, 2750 Patterson St., Greensboro. Open 10 a.m. to 6p.m., Wednesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday (Call 336-373-2196 for more information.)

Appliances – Were you the recipient of a new washer, refrigerator or other large appliance for Christmas? You can recycle your old appliances for free at the Guilford County Scrap Tire/White Goods Collection Facility, located at 2138 Bishop Road, Greensboro. It’s open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 336-294-9431 for directions or information.

Remember, throwing away TVs, computer equipment, large appliances, plastic bottles and aluminum cans is prohibited by law in North Carolina!

Cardboard & Chipboard– Many gifts are shipped in cardboard boxes and wrapped in chipboard boxes. Both are also recyclable. Corrugated cardboard is made from two strips of flat cardboard on the top and bottom, and a wavy “corrugated” or fluted strip running through the center. Chipboard is the flat material that’s finished on one side and unfinished (brown or gray in color) on the other. Break down all boxes before recycling.
Paper Products – What to do with all those out-of-date catalogs? Recycle them, along with your newspapers, office paper, junk mail and magazines.