Resources

Want to find out when the best time is to go leaf watching (ie. the fireworks of Fall) in Winston-Salem? Or maybe you’re just wondering when bulk pickup day is or what the city will pick up as far as recycling goes? Our resources category should have what you need. If not, please don’t hesitate to ask us for it!

Winston-Salem Leaf Pickup Schedule 2019

Raking Fall Leaves

Collection is performed in three rounds by city quadrant in a clockwise direction beginning in the southern quadrant of Winston-Salem, west of U.S. 52 and south of I-40. Collection will then proceed clockwise each week by quadrant and continue until the leaf trucks have made three passes through each quadrant…

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Project Pearl: A (Camera) Angle On Pet Adoption

Project Pearl

Project Pearl is a non-profit pet adoption advocate organization in Winston-Salem, NC, that partners with Forsyth County Animal Control to support animal adoptions. The organization began in 2011 when Melissa Ball and Fowler Ruffin were inspired by a shelter dog named Pearl. Pearl had been waiting to be adopted for a long time. Melissa and …

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Winston-Salem Recycling: What Can You Really Recycle?

Green Recycling

Winston-Salem recycling support varies based on your specific location. For those that live in our local community, Winston-Salem, NC, here’s a list of things you should recycle. Anything not on this list should not be recycled at this time unless taken to a specific facility. We have included the exceptions too so you have a one-stop local recycling info shop…

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Zagster: Bike Share Comes To Winston-Salem

Zagster Bike Share on street

Winston-Salem has joined the ranks of many cities and universities around the country by adding a bike share system to our urban environment. This system, known as Zagster, provides an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to rent bikes to use around town. Let’s jump on and learn more about this new fun local adventure…

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Checklist for Moving to Winston-Salem

So you’re moving to Winston-Salem? Let MyWinston-Salem.com be the first to put out the welcome mat. Welcome to Winston-Salem! Here is a moving checklist of useful resources to help you get settled in. Let us know about your experience with any of these companies and services, and any others you would recommend, in the comments below to help out your future fellow Winston-Salemites…

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Homeless Shelters in Winston-Salem, NC

Winston Salem Rescue Mission

While we have made some progress, there is still a long way to go, as a 2015 survey of the homeless in our city counted more than 1,700 individuals living on the streets of and in shelters in Winston-Salem. The following organizations work to meet immediate needs for temporary housing…

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Soup Kitchens & Food Pantries in Winston-Salem

Woman feeding homeless person: Food, Soup Kitchens & Pantries in Winston-Salem

Resources for the hungry people in our community are never enough but it is good to see so many contributing to feed those who are in need in our community. This is the second post in our Winston-Salem Helping Hands series. We hope it will help you get back on your feet or gain a better idea of the services available in our area. Perhaps, you may even discover a new opportunity to give back to our community via volunteer hours or donations…

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GED, Computer and Job Training Programs

Person typing on computer

Today’s job market is tougher than ever, especially for those without the high-tech skills employers are often seeking in the current economy. In Part 3 of our Helping Hands series, we have compiled a list of the local resources that are available for people who are seeking a little step up towards gaining their GED and/or the specific job training or computer skills needed to become a better candidate for work in our local market…

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Shop Our New MyWinston-Salem.com Store

You’ve asked, we delivered! The new MyWS online store is now here! Show everyone around town how much you love Winston-Salem with a little My Winston-Salem pride. We are now offering shirts, mugs, stickers, hats and more for sale via CafePress.

Perfect for gifts for your family, neighborhood block party, a local event or just because you love Winston-Salem (and we don’t blame you). And, if there is something you’re dying to see, let us know, we are always up for your ideas. But, why wait, start shopping today…

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