Leaf & Yard Waste Disposal

Free Leaf Mulch at Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility

In the spring - while supplies last - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities has free leaf mulch available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis at Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility: 180 Northstar Drive, Rural Hall in the Forum 52 Business Park off Forum Parkway.

Update (March 26, 2020):
POSTPONED until further notice, due to stay-at-home order. The 2020 Free Leaf Mulch giveaway will be rescheduled and announced at a later date. 


Operators will be available to load your vehicle. All loads must be fully covered before leaving the site. If you do not bring a tarp or cover, your vehicle will not be loaded.

Free mulch is only for homeowners in cars and pickup trucks with or without trailers. Large vehicles over 1 ton will not be allowed to receive mulch under any circumstances. Homeowners who hire contractors to haul mulch for residential use must follow vehicle guidelines listed above.

For more information, please call CityLink 311 or 336-727-8000.

Leaf Composting & Yard Waste Disposal Facilities

N.C. State Law (130A-309.10(F) 3) prohibits the disposal of yard waste (e.g, leaves, grass clippings, tree limbs, brush, etc.) in sanitary landfills. Therefore, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities operates two permanent yard waste drop-off and processing sites:

Both of these facilities, operated by contractor Wallace Farm, accept yard waste from the general public, private companies and City of Winston-Salem Sanitation yard waste collection crews throughout the year.

Directions to Overdale Yard Waste Facility

  1. From Highway 52, take the Clemmonsville Road exit
  2. Turn onto Clemmonsville Road (east) to Southdale Road
  3. Turn right onto Southdale, travel approximately one mile until you come to the first paved street on the left, Old Milwaukee Lane
  4. The Facility is immediately on your right

Directions to Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility

  1. From Business 40, take Highway 52 N approximately nine miles to Exit 118, Highway 65, Rural Hall-Bethania
  2. Turn right at top of ramp onto Highway 65
  3. Turn right at first traffic signal onto Forum Parkway
  4. Turn left onto Northstar Drive
  5. Follow Northstar Drive behind warehouses until road ends at the entrance to site