The Enviro-Station

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
Disposal Facility

There are some chemical wastes from our homes that should not be disposed in the everyday trash although it is legal to do so. If disposed in the trash, these materials end up in a landfill and may cause groundwater contamination or other environmental damage in the future. They also pose an immediate health threat to sanitation workers who handle them unawares. The Enviro-Station is the responsible disposal alternative for these materials.

Forsyth County residents may take certain wastes (see below) commonly known as household hazardous wastes (HHW), at the Enviro-Station. This is a free service provided to residents of Forsyth County by the City of Winston-Salem Utilities and Stormwater Divisions.

Commercial, industrial, or business waste is not accepted free of charge at The Enviro-Station. However, 3RC (Resource, Recovery and Reduction Company), the company that operates the Enviro-Station, is a permitted hazardous waste disposal facility and can accept commercial, industrial and business waste for a fee. For more information on the services offered to the business community by 3RC, please call 784-4300.

Important safety tips about household hazardous wastes

  • Never dump household hazardous wastes into storm drains or streams or flush them down the toilet.
  • Keep the waste items separate (do not mix) and in their original containers whenever possible.
  • If the container label is unreadable or a material is in a different container from the original, label it if you know for certain what it is.
  • If you have a material that is not listed below that you wish to bring to the Enviro-Station, call first and explain what it is. It may save you an unnecessary trip if it may be disposed in the regular trash.
  • Before delivering materials to the Enviro-Station, place the containers in a cardboard box lined with newspapers.
  • When you arrive at the Enviro-Station, do not leave your vehicle. An attendant will ask for proof of Forsyth County residency (driver’s license) and ask you to fill out a short form while he/she removes the materials from your vehicle.
  • If you bring waste in a container that you want back tell the attendant and your request will be accommodated.

Materials accepted at the Enviro-Station

The following HHW materials are accepted free of charge from residents of Forsyth County.

Acetone Furniture polish Oil-based paint
Acrylic paint Furniture stain Other solvents
Aerosols Garden fungicides Outdoor pesticides
All purpose cleaners Gasoline Oven cleaner
Ammonia-based cleaners Gas/Oil mix Paint stripper
Ant/roach killer Glue Paint thinner
Antibacterial products Hair color Pepper spray
Antifreeze Heating oil Photographic chemicals
Arsenic Hobby chemicals Polyurethane sealers
Artist’s paints Hydraulic fluid Pool chemicals
Biodiesel wastes Indoor pesticides Rat poison
Brake cleaner Insect killers Rechargeable batteries
Brake fluid Instant glue Rubber cement
Car wax w/solvents Kerosene Rubber cement thinner
Carburetor cleaner Latex paint Rust remover
Carpet/textile cleaners Lead Slug poison
Chemistry sets Spot/stain removers Lead-based paint
Chlorine bleach Lice shampoo Spray paint
Contact cement Mercury thermometers Toilet bowl cleaner
Cooking oil Metal cleaners Toner cartridges
Diesel fuel Methyl-ethyl ketone Transmission fluid
Drain opener/cleaner Mineral spirits Tub & tile cleaners
Dry cleaning solvents Model cement Turpentine
Engine degreaser Moss control Used motor oil
Epoxy Mothballs Varnish/Lacquer
Flea killers Muriatic acid Weed killer
Fertilizers Nail polish Wood preservatives
Formaldehyde Nail polish remover Wood stains
Fuel filters Oil filters Xylene

The following E-wastes are accepted free of charge from residents of Forsyth County.

Amplifiers Copiers MP3 players
Audio/video equipment DVD players Printers
Audio/video cables Fluorescent light bulbs (tubes) Radios
Blu-ray players Electronic readers Receivers
CD players Halogen light bulbs Scanners
Cell phones Laptop computers Tablet computers
Circuit boards Mercury containing thermostats Televisions
Compact fluorescent light bulbs Mice Trackballs
Computers Microwave ovens Tuners
Computer cables Monitors  

The following materials will not be accepted at the Enviro-Station.

Alkaline batteries Empty containers Insulin needles
Auto batteries Explosives Non-residential waste
Ammunition Fire extinguishers PCB contaminated materials
Asbestos Fireworks Pharmaceuticals
Biomedical waste Flares Scuba tanks
Butane/propane tanks Freon/CFC tanks Sharps/needles
Helium tanks Smoke detectors

Directions to the Enviro-Station [MAP]
From Highway 52 North and South, take the Stadium Drive exit. Turn left onto Stadium Drive. At the first intersection, turn right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Travel approximately 1/2 mile and the facility is on the left across from Bowman Gray Stadium and the Hertz Rental Company. The address is 1401 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem.

The Enviro-Station Operating Hours
The Enviro-Station is open year-round from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. - noon on Saturday, except holidays.

Contact The Enviro-Station at (336) 784-4300

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