Leaf Composting and Yard Waste Disposal

FREE Leaf Mulch at Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility!
The City of Winston-Salem will offer FREE leaf compost to the public in the spring of 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis while quantities last from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates:
Friday, April 19
Saturday, April 20
Saturday, April 27
Saturday, May 4

Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility: 180 Northstar Drive, Rural Hall in the Forum 52 Business Park off Forum Parkway

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. 

No mulch will be available prior to April 19. The dates above are designated only for cars and pickup trucks with or without trailers. Large vehicles over 1 ton will not be allowed under any circumstances to receive mulch on the dates above. Homeowners who hire contractors to pick up material for residential use will also fall under the vehicle guidelines of pickups and trailer.

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

Leaf & Yard Waste Disposal

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:

  • Overdale Yard Waste Facility at 4010 Old Milwaukee Ln. in Winston-Salem [Map]
  • Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility at 180 Northstar Dr. in Rural Hall [Map]..

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

Directions to Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility: 
From Business 40, take Highway 52 North approximately nine miles to Exit 118, Highway 65, Rural Hall-Bethania. Turn right at top of ramp onto Highway 65. Turn right at first traffic signal onto Forum Parkway. Turn left onto Northstar Drive. Follow Northstar Drive behind warehouses until road ends at the entrance to site.

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