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Recycle & Win!
Winston-Salem residents could win a Harris Teeter gift card for proper recycling during the Coca-Cola Recycle & Win promotion sponsored by Coca-Cola, Harris Teeter grocery stores and the city of Winston-Salem.

Each week starting Monday, July 9, through Dec. 28, six households in Winston-Salem with rollout recycling could win a $50 gift card if they are “caught” recycling properly. In addition, from July 9 through Sept. 28 all city residents can take an online pledge to recycle and have a chance to win a $10 Harris Teeter gift card.

To participate, pick up a “Give it Back” contest sticker at a Harris Teeter grocery store and put it on your blue rollout recycling cart. Every week, six carts with a Give it Back sticker will be randomly selected throughout Winston-Salem. If your cart is selected and it contains only recyclable materials that have been properly prepared, you will receive a $50 Harris Teeter gift card.

A mailer advertising the program incorrectly directs households to separate their paper recycling. No sorting is needed. All recyclables can be mixed together in the cart.

All residents in Winston-Salem, including residents in apartments or condominiums without rollout recycling, can go to to take an online pledge to recycle. Once you submit your pledge you will learn instantly if you won a $10 Harris Teeter gift card. You can resubmit your pledge once a week for another chance to win. Five gift cards will be awarded each week in the Triad through Sept. 28. Residents can enter once a week.

Recycle & Win contests are also being held in Greensboro and High Point. 

Proper Roll-out Cart Positioning – It’s a GREEN thing

Rollout recycling carts are emptied by automated collection trucks. When carts are not positioned properly at the curb, the driver has to stop, get out of the truck, reposition the cart, get back in the truck and activate the lift arm. The result: More time spent idling, which means more fuel burned, more exhaust fumes in your neighborhood and more greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere. Please follow these guidelines for positioning your cart: 
   - Put the cart at the curb or the edge of the pavement, but not in the street. 
    -The front of the cart must face the street (the handle is located on the back side). 
    -Leave a minimum of three (3) feet of space between the recycling cart, trash cart, yard-waste cart, mailbox, parked cars, etc. 
    -Do not place the cart under low utility lines or tree limbs, or in front of cars or mailboxes. 
    -Follow these guidelines for garbage and year-waste carts, too. 

Customized collection information available online

Lost track of your recycling schedule? Moving and need to know when the garbage is collected at your new address? No problem! The Sanitation Division has an online search engine that can tell you your days for recycling and garbage collection. Click on the link on the Sanitation Division home page, then simply type in your street address. It will tell you your garbage collection day, and your recycling collection week and day. It also will give you a link to a recycling collection calendar that you can print up for future reference.

The recycling is rolling in

In switching to rollout recycling, we hoped to increase participation in recycling and recover more recyclable materials. It seems to be working. Since the start of rollout recycling on April 1, our tonnage for recycling collection is up 20 percent! Keep up the good work!


Collection Changes for Labor Day

City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. CityLink, the city’s 24-hour citizen service call center, will be open to assist citizens. All yard-waste and Red Week recycling collections for the week of Sept. 3 will be postponed one day: Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc. There will be no change in garbage collections.

Holiday Collections Schedule 2012 


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CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM - Mayor: Allen Joines; City Council: Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore, Northeast Ward; Denise D. Adams, North Ward; Dan Besse, Southwest Ward; Robert C. Clark, West Ward; Molly Leight, South Ward; Wanda Merschel, Northwest Ward; Derwin L. Montgomery, East Ward; Wanda Merschel, Northwest Ward; James Taylor Jr., Southeast Ward; City Manager: Lee Garrity

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