Winston-Salem Leaf Collection Schedule 2023

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You spent the whole day racking leaves and now they’re taking up space on your curb. When will the city come get them? Find out in our guide.

That mountain of leaves can be a nuisance. Make sure you don’t miss the local leaf pickup schedule! The best way to rid your yard of leaves is to blow them to the curb with a blower or pile them all onto a canvas and get someone to help you drag them 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 have seen most people 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 (2023)

City crews will begin collecting leaves beginning in November.

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

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.

Once it is updated for 2023, residents can go to the city’s leaf routes site 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. 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.

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.

7 Leaf Collection Do’s And Don’ts

Follow these leaf collection guidelines to ensure that your leaves are taken by the city.

  1. Rake leaves to the edge of the yard by the curb (not in the street).
  2. Remove all sticks, rocks, dirt, and other debris that may damage City equipment.
  3. Do not pile the leaves on a tarp.
  4. Do not collect leaves on a storm drain.
  5. Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near the leaf piles.
  6. Leaf collection is provided for single-family residents only.
  7. 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.

Best Places To View Fall Foliage In Winston-Salem

Haven’t had a chance to go out and see this year’s “fireworks of fall”? Don’t worry, you might not be too late. Reward all the racking you did by going out and admiring some of the colorful leaves that are still on the trees by following our fall foliage guide.

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