Yard Waste Carts


City residents renewing Sticker Price Change

their annual sticker for     yard-cart service next year will receive a $5 discount on the cost to reflect the four weeks during the 2020-21 service year when yard cart collections were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For these customers, the renewal cost will be $60. 

Residents not wanting to compost yard waste can have their yard debris collected in a special 96-gallon roll-out cart purchased from the city. No garbage is allowed in the carts.

Yard waste carts may be purchased for $65 at the City Warehouse:
1550 S Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

To order a yard-waste cart and pay the annual sticker fee, call the City Warehouse at 650-7640 or see the links below. Collection of yard waste from carts is provided weekly.



Materials you may put in your yard waste cart include:

  • Garden Residue
  • Grass 
  • Leaves
  • Shrubbery Clippings
  • Small Branches
  • Sticks


  • Carts cannot be overloaded - the lid must be completely closed and cart(s) placed squarely at the curb to be serviced.
  • Only 3 carts per residence (150-lb. limit each), are eligible for service.
  • Only 96-gallon carts that are compatible with city's automated collection vehicles will be collected.
  • Yard waste is shredded in a tub grinder. Certain materials damage the grinder. Leave the following items out of your cart:
    • Animal Waste
    • Bags
    • Boxes
    • Construction Material
    • Dirt
    • Garbage
    • Large Branches
    • Rocks
    • Stumps