N.C. State Law (130A-309.10(F) 3) prohibits the disposal of yard wastes (e.g., leaves, grass clippings, tree limbs, etc.) in sanitary landfills. Therefore, the Division operates (2) permanent leaf drop-off sites, Reynolds Park Road which only accept leaves from city Sanitation crews during the leaf season, and Overdale Yard Waste Facility which accepts leaves from the general public as well as the city Sanitation crews throughout the year. Leaves that are taken to the Overdale Yard Waste Facility are mixed with grass clippings from the city’s Yard Cart collection and the general public for compost.
The city has (1) Transfer Station, which is located at Shorefair Drive behind the Fairgrounds. This transfer station only accepts leaves from the city Sanitation crews during the leaf season. The Shorefair site is used as a temporary holding site for the collection of leaves on the northern side of the city. These leaves are transferred to the Reynolds Park site where they are recycled through a natural organic process into leaf mulch that is made available to the City of Winston-Salem and citizens at no charge.
The Overdale Yard Waste Processing Facility is operated through a contract with Wrico, Inc. to recycle all wood waste into mulch. For more information, visit us at 1001 Old Milwaukee Lane, or call (336)784-1615.
Note: The Reynolds Park Road Site is NOT open to the public except for leaf mulch distribution which occurs semi-annually.
Directions to the Overdale Yardwaste Facility
From Highway 52, take the Clemmonsville Road exit.Turn onto Clemmonsville Road (east) and goto 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.