Solid Waste Disposal 

The Utilities Department is responsible for providing Winston-Salem and Forsyth County residents, businesses, industry, and contractors and developers access to facilities for the safe disposal of solid waste. The Solid Waste Division operates one landfill for municipal solid waste, another for construction and demolition debris, and two yard waste facilities.

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Disposal

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities operates a state-permitted, active, MSW landfill on Hanes Mill Road. This is a composite lined landfill permitted to accept MSW from the following Counties:

  • Davie
  • Forsyth
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Yadkin

In addition to residential and commercial municipal solid waste, Hanes Mill Road Solid Waste Facility accepts construction debris, which may also be taken to Old Salisbury Road Landfill. Industrial process or other special waste is accepted by prior approval only.

For additional information, please call City Link at 336-727-8000.


Landfill Permit online application, valid for two trips per year from the date of issue.

Recycling Program

Curbside recycling is provided to residents within the City of Winston-Salem. Drop-off recycling is available at three locations within Forsyth County. Visit Recycle Today for more information.