Hundreds Dump Household Waste At Spring Cleanup

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford County residents looking for help with their spring cleaning are getting a little assistance today.

Guilford County and the City of Greensboro are hosting the 2014 Spring Cleanup to help you get rid of old electronics, furniture and appliances lying around your house. The event offers residents a safe, free and environmentally friendly way to dispose of household waste.

The Cleanup started at 8 a.m. Saturday and will continue until 2 p.m. at the Lee Street parking lot. It's located at 1730 W. Lee St. across from the Greensboro Coliseum complex. The event is free for Guilford County residents.

Hundreds of residents have already dropped off their waste, and there's still time for you to do the same.

Here's a full list of the items staff members will accept at the drop-off site:

• 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
• Mattresses and box springs (water soaked items are not accepted)
• Personal documents to be shredded (maximum of 5 boxes per vehicle please – shredding capacity is limited!)

Guilford County officials say they will not accept business waste at the event.

And, if you can't make it to the event today, there are still several ways to dispose of your household waste.

Guilford County accepts hazardous household waste Wednesday through Saturday all year. The drop site for those is at Ecoflo, Inc., located at 2750 Patterson St. The county also collects appliances, most electronics, tires and other household items free of charge.

And, if you're looking for a way to get rid of your old mattress, Mattress Go-Round accepts mattresses and box springs from Guilford County residents free of charge.

For more information about waste disposal in your area, visit the Guilford County Environmental Service website.


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