3RC EnviroStation - Household Hazardous Waste

3RC EnviroStation accepts chemical and other household hazardous waste that should not be disposed of in a landfill. It also accepts electronic waste, such as computers and televisions, that are banned from landfills under North Carolina law. See the lists or the linked brochure for waste that could cause environmental damage or contaminate groundwater if disposed of improperly.

Forsyth County residents may drop off e-waste and household hazardous waste (HHW) at the EnviroStation at no charge. Regular trash, recyclables, ammunition, explosives, radioactive and medical/infectious waste is not accepted. This is a free service provided to all Forsyth County residents by the City of Winston-Salem Stormwater Division and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities department.

Commercial, industrial, or business waste is not accepted free of charge at the EnviroStation. Resource, Recovery and Reduction Company (3RC), the company that operates the EnviroStation, is a permitted solid 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, call 336-784-4300.

Safety Tips

Important safety tips about household hazardous wastes:

  • Never dump household hazardous wastes in storm drains or streams, or flush them down the toilet.
  • Keep waste items in their original containers whenever possible. Do not mix separate waste products.
  • 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 EnviroStation, 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 EnviroStation, place the containers in a cardboard box lined with newspapers. Cushion compact fluorescent light bulbs to ensure that they do not break.
  • When you arrive at the EnviroStation, 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.