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Christmas Tree Recycling and More

Post Date:12/20/2019 4:49 PM

THINK GREEN This holiday season recycle your Christmas trees, obsolete electronics, old appliances and other holiday relics!

Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away 25% more trash than any other time of the year! 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. Drop-off hours are Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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. Call 336-883-3111 for more information.
  • Jamestown residents also have curbside tree collection available. Call the town hall at 336-454-1138 with questions.
  • Town of Gibsonville residents may put their trees out at the curbside for collection. Call the town hall at 336-449-4144 for more information.

  • Cans, Glass and Plastic Bottles – Your holiday parties probably include beverages in aluminum cans and glass or plastic bottles. These can be recycled.

    E-Waste – All of your out-of-date electronics, or e-waste, can be recycled, including computers, televisions, games, toys, cell phones -- anything with a plug!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 FREE disposal sites:
  • Guilford County Scrap Tire & White Goods Collection Facility, 2138 Bishop Rd., Greensboro. Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Call 336-641-9431 for more information.)
  • Guilford County Farm, 7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville. Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (call 336-641-9431).
  • HHW Collection Center, 2750 Patterson St., Greensboro. Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (call 336-373-2196 for more information).

  • Appliances – 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 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 336-641-9431 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. Break down all boxes before recycling.

    Paper Products – Recycle them, along with your newspapers, office paper, junk mail and magazines.

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