Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Facility

1401 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (Map
Call 336-784-4300 for more information.

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 below or on the linked brochure for waste that could cause environmental damage or contaminate groundwater if disposed of improperly.

2019 3RC EnviroStation brochure [pdf/2p]

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. 3RC (Resource, Recovery and Reduction Company), 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.

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Closed Sunday through Tuesday, plus holidays and select holiday weekends:

New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
Good Friday
Saturday before Easter Sunday
Saturday before Memorial Day
Memorial Day
July 4th (if July 4th is on a Monday or Friday, then the Saturday after the Friday or before the Monday is also a holiday)
Saturday before Labor Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

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.

The following household hazardous wastes are accepted free of charge from Forsyth County residents.

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

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

Amplifiers Computer Monitors MP3 players
Audio/video equipment Copiers Printers
Audio/video cables DVD players
Blu-ray players Electronic readers Receivers
CD players Halogen light bulbs Scanners
Cell phones Laptop computers Tablet computers
Circuit boards Mercury containing thermostats Televisions (limit of 2 per year)
Mice Trackballs
Computer cables
Microwave ovens Tuners

The following materials will not be accepted at the EnviroStation.

Alkaline batteries* Fire extinguishers
Non-residential waste
Auto batteries Fireworks
PCB contaminated materials
Ammunition Flares
Biomedical waste
Freon/CFC tanks
Scuba tanks
Butane/propane tanks
Helium tanks
Empty containers*
Insulin needles
Smoke detectors
* Dispose of in regular trash

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