City Edition November 2017
  • Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 6
  • Collection Changes, CityLink Staffing for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Public Ice Skating
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Certification Workshop
  • City Employee Honored by Urban League
  • Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

City of Winston-Salem curbside leaf collection machine

Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 6

City crews will start collecting leaves on Monday, Nov. 6, in the western quadrant of the city (quadrant 3), north of U.S. 421/Business 40 and west and south of Reynolda and Yadkinville roads. Collection will proceed clockwise by quadrant and continue until the leaf trucks have made three passes through each neighborhood.

Go to to track the progress of leaf collection and to enter your address for an estimate of when the leaf trucks will be in your neighborhood. Once leaf collection begins, estimated collection dates may be revised frequently, based on weather conditions, equipment problems and the volume of leaves placed out for collection.

Public Ice Skating

Public ice skating hours have resumed at the Fairgrounds Annex through April 8. Skating times are available on weekends, most weekday evenings and most Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special no-school skate hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. when school is not in session, and there will be Ice Jams with a DJ on select Fridays. Public group skate lessons are also available. Admission is just $7 and skate rental is $3. For hours and more information go to

Crowd ice skating at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Collection Changes, CityLink Staffing for Thanksgiving Holiday

City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open on Friday, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During hours when CityLink is closed, non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests for routine information or services may be submitted by email, the city website and the CityLink 311 mobile application for processing the work day.

During Thanksgiving week, garbage collections for Tuesday through Thursday will be moved up a day: Tuesday on Monday, Wednesday on Tuesday and Thursday on Wednesday. Friday garbage will be collected on Monday, Nov. 27.

Recycling collections for Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week will follow the normal schedule; Thursday & Friday collections will be postponed one day: Thursday on Friday, and Friday on Saturday.

Monday and Tuesday yard-waste collections for Thanksgiving week will be made on Monday, Nov. 20. Wednesday collections will be made on Tuesday, and Thursday collections will be made on Wednesday. For more information call CityLink 311.

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Certification Workshop

The city is offering a free workshop Nov. 9 to assist minority and women-owned businesses with certifying or re-certifying as historically underutilized businesses with the state of North Carolina. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Suite 150 of the Lowery Street Facility, 2000 Lowery St., Winston-Salem. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Hasani Mitchell at or 336-747-7459. READ MORE

City Employee Honored by Urban League

Randy Mitchell, a parks maintenance supervisor for the Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department, was presented the Winston-Salem Urban League’s Dr. Vivian H. Burke Community Leadership Award during its annual Whitney Young Gala, held on Oct. 21 at Wake Forest Biotech Place.

Mitchell was honored for mentoring hundreds of teens in the Urban League Summer Youth Employment Program over the past 10 years, and for guiding dozens of seniors into job training programs and full-time jobs through the Urban League Senior Community Service Employment Program. At least twice, Mitchell helped homeless seniors acquire a full-time job, enabling them to transition from homeless to housed. READ MORE

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Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

The city is accepting applications for the next class of "City of Winston-Salem University," to be held for 12 weeks starting Feb. 1, 2018. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city's role in the community. The application deadline is Dec. 29. READ MORE

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Garbage, recycling, yard-waste cart collection changes for holiday weeks

City Edition 2017 

For more information about these stories, or to report problem or request services, call CityLink at 336-727-8000 or 311 in Winston-Salem.

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Denise D. Adams
Dan Besse
Robert C. Clark
John C. Larson
Jeff MacIntosh
Derwin L. Montgomery
James Taylor, Jr.

City Manager
Lee D. Garrity

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