Leaf & Yard Waste Disposal

Free Leaf Mulch - 2023 giveaway is complete

In the spring - while supplies last - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities has free leaf mulch at Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. 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, untreated wood, 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. Residents must unload their own yard waste.

Solid Waste Rates eff. July 2023

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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. Continue straight through the signal light at the end of the off ramp onto Forum Parkway
  3. Turn left onto Northstar Drive
  4. Follow Northstar Drive behind warehouses until road ends at the entrance to site

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