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Greensboro, NC - Spring cleaning is well underway for many homes and garages around the Triad, and as you clean, this weekend you can recycle items for free at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Guilford County residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, tires, appliances and personal documents for free at the County's annual Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Staff from Guilford County and the City of Greensboro will be ready to collect these waste items at the UNCG parking lot of the Greensboro Coliseum, located at 1730 W. Lee St. in Greensboro. 

The event is open to all Guilford County residents. Business waste is not accepted through this program.

At the 2012 Spring Cleanup, 626 vehicles dropped off more than 14 tons of electronics and tv's, 22 tons of household hazardous waste, 47 tons of tires, 4 tons of appliances and scrap metal and 5 tons of personal documents. 

This year, County staff are making preparations to collect even more of these materials at this popular, and now more accessible, annual event.

Residents can drop-off the following items:

• Tires

• White goods (appliances - stoves, refrigerators, washers, air conditioners, water heaters, microwaves, etc.)

• Paint and supplies, pesticides, antifreeze, motor oil and oil filters, cleaners, batteries, household and garden chemicals, fluorescent bulbs and other types of household hazardous waste

• E-waste, including computers, televisions, electronic games and toys, cell phones, VHS and DVD players, stereo equipment and any other household items with an microchip or a plug

• Personal documents for shredding (maximum of 5 boxes per vehicle please!)

Many of these services are available year-round to county residents. However some, like tire disposal and document shredding, are not always free of charge. 

Spring Cleanup 2013 will provide free services while helping raise public awareness about safe, responsible disposal of these materials. The event is also designed to assist the community in complying with the North Carolina landfill bans that apply to tires, large appliances, antifreeze, lead acid batteries, used oil filters, computer equipment and televisions.

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