Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection is Nov. 7

NEWTON, N.C. – Catawba County will hold a free Residential Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. 

Cracked smartphoneTypes of household waste accepted at the event include household cleaners, paint products, automotive products, pesticides, fertilizers, kerosene, batteries, pool chemicals and mercury thermometers.

Electronics accepted include computer monitors, televisions, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, pagers, calculators, fax machines and microwaves.

Plastic Bag Recycling will be provided by Keep Catawba County Beautiful in celebration of America Recycles Day. The first 200 people who bring plastic bags to recycle will receive a reusable bag.

The County contracts with electronics recycling companies that are EPA R2 and/or e-Steward certified to ensure proper handling and security of electronic waste collected.

L.P. Frans stadium is at 2500 Clement Blvd. NW, Hickory. The collection event will be held rain or shine. If you have questions, contact Amanda Kain at or 828-465-8217.