Waste not; want not, but solid waste has to go somewhere. Do you know where your waste goes? That old couch or mattress that you don't want any more has to go somewhere. Greensboro's Solid Waste Transfer Station, located on Burnt Poplar Road, takes solid waste.* However, it can be difficult to navigate who takes what and what goes where. For example, yard waste goes to the White Street Station and it costs $40 per ton for yard waste (cash and local checks only). Both the White Street Station and the above Burnt Poplar Station take construction materials. Neither accepts hazardous waste, tires, dead animals or a host of other things.
As you start your spring cleaning, if you do not have a truck to haul items to one of the stations, perhaps you can recruit a friend to help you get these items to their final resting place. If you head to the Burnt Poplar location, you will be impressed with how clean it looks. We must confess that in our over five years of daily photo blogging, we haven't made it to White Street. A visit is long overdue!
*for a list of do's and don'ts, go here.