Winston-Salem Leaf Pickup Schedule 2019

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Raking Leaves in Winston-SalemThese mountains of leaves can be a pain, so make sure you don’t miss the local leaf pickup schedule! The best way to take care of your leaves is to either blow them to the curb with a blower, or pile them all onto a canvas and then get someone to help you lug it down to the street. You’ll want to dump your leaves just inside the curb.

Actually, officially they’re not supposed to end up on the street, but in our experience we haven’t seen anyone put them on the curb and not on the street. Probably because if the wet leaves sit on your grass for too long they’ll kill it.

Winston-Salem Leaf Collection Routes And Pickup Schedule For 2019

City crews will begin collecting leaves on Monday, November 4, 2019.

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.

Once leaf collection begins, estimated pickup dates will be revised frequently. Inclement weather, equipment malfunction, leaf volume and other factors affect the pace of leaf collection.

Residents can go to to track the progress of leaf collection and enter their address for an estimate of when the leaf trucks will be coming to their neighborhood. Residents who do not have access to a computer can call CityLink at 311 (336-727-8000 if outside city limits) and a City Link agent will give them their estimated pick up date.

The city of Winston-Salem has a helpful section on their website dedicated to leaf pickup. You can see when leaves will be picked up in your quadrant, as well as which rounds of leaves have already been collected, and there is also access to order a new yard cart.

Leaf Collection Guidelines

  • Rake leaves to the edge of the yard, by the curb (not in the street).
  • Remove all sticks rocks, dirt and other debris that may damage City equipment.
  • Do not pile the leaves on a tarp.
  • Do not pile the leaves on a storm drain.
  • Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near the leaf piles.
  • Leaf collection is provided for single-family residents only.
  • Do NOT burn leaves inside the city limits.

During the rest of the year, place leaves in your City yard cart and put them by the curb on your street’s designated collection days. Call City Link at 311 (336-727-8000 if outside city limits) to order a yard cart.

How many leaves did your yard get this year?

About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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JF Owens
February 10, 2020 8:57 am

Leaves picked up on first cycle. More leaves at curb for cycle 2 since Nov 2019
Live in Quadrant 1. Latest post says almost complete. Leaves still at street. Hope city doesnt leave them lay until next year. Thats what happened last year. Leaves from cycle 1 pickup were from last year. What happened to the 3 cycles of pickup? Neighbors think Im continuing a compost pile again this year. By the time they pick the leaves up they’ll be back in my yard from March winds

Michelle Schenker
February 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Reply to  JF Owens

JF – Thanks for your comment. We are just sharing the info. If you have questions, please contact the city to discuss.

Thomas Allen Blackburn
January 20, 2020 1:34 pm

My leaves have been in the front ditch for over a month. Trucks were all round my address a Sunday the 19th and went up and down my street without picking up. Thought they would come back today but nothing so far. Address is 4768 Ader Drive, Winston-SALEM NC 27105.

Travis Boles
January 6, 2020 5:24 pm

Our leaves have been on the curbside throughout my neighborhood for at least two months. Why has the city not picked them up? I live in neighborhood with the street name Chestnut Heights Road.

Alex Schenker
January 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Reply to  Travis Boles

Sorry to hear they missed your leaves Travis! If they still haven’t been picked up, I suggest you call the city at 311 (336-727-8000 if outside city limits) to find out what happened.