Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Bulky item pickup starts March 1 in Winston-Salem
top story

Bulky item pickup starts March 1 in Winston-Salem

  • 0
Bulky item collection

A pile of items is left on the curb on Greenway Avenue for bulky-item collection. The City of Winston-Salem suspended collection in March 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.

Bulky item pickup starts for Winston-Salem residents on March 1, with each neighborhood getting its turn to watch strangers drive streets in pickup trucks to scavenge among the cast-offs.

What the scavengers don't get will be picked up by city sanitation crews. But keep a sharp eye on the calendar because the crews will come by only once, city officials said.

An area on the east side of Winston-Salem between New Walkertown Road and Salem Parkway will have bulky items picked up first this year, during the week of March 1-5. 

Next up, for March 8-12, is an area mostly between Liberty Street and New Walkertown Road.  

After that, things start skipping around a little bit: a big chunk of Ardmore (but not all of it) gets picked up March 15-19.

Collections continue until Sept. 3 in the last neighborhood being picked up. So depending on where you live, your wait may be longer or shorter.

Fortunately, residents are getting mailers that say when their neighborhood is due for a pickup.

Support Local Journalism

Your subscription makes our reporting possible.

Another way to check is to visit on the city's website.

At the same site, people can use an address checker to find out exactly when their bulky-item pickup takes place.

Either way, city officials say residents should follow the rules to make sure their bulky-item disposal goes off as planned:

• Items accepted include appliances, carpet, furniture, mattresses and toys.

• Items that the city won't pick up include construction building materials, car parts, cement, electronic waste, glass, hazardous or infectious waste, lumber, oil drums, paint, rocks, tires, wood and yard waste.

• Nor will the city take electronics, such as televisions, central processing units, laptops, mice, keyboards, monitors, printers, fax machines or scanners.

City officials also warn that if items the city will collect are mixed with banned items, workers will skip your pile. 

Folks who live in a townhouse or condo may discover that items are being placed in a central location for all the units.

The city is also requiring that people not put out items for pickup more than three days in advance of the collection day.




Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

A prominent Wilkes County doctor is accused of trying to blackmail a nurse into having sex with him. According to a federal lawsuit, Dr. Jon Wesley Thompson told the nurse he had potentially damaging audio and video recordings of her that he would release if she did not agree to have sex with him for one hour, twice a month, for a year. The woman is seeking more than $525,000 in damages. 

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Breaking News