Winston-Salem Leaf Pickup Schedule 2020

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Raking Leaves in Winston-SalemThat mountains of leaves can be a nuisance. 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.

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 road. 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 2020

City crews will begin collecting leaves on Monday, November 2, 2020.

The collection will start in quadrant two and work clockwise. There will be three rounds of leaf collection.

Once leaf collection begins, estimated pickup dates will revise 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 pickup date.

The city of Winston-Salem has a helpful section on their website dedicated to leaf pickup. You can see when the scheduled leaf pickup is 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 collect 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 piles of 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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