Leaf & Yard Waste Disposal

Free Leaf Mulch

In the spring - while supplies last - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities will have free leaf mulch available to Forsyth County homeowners 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.

Friday, April 7
Saturday, April 8, 15 & 22
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

While Supplies Last
Watch this page for updates on supply availability.
2023 Leaf Mulch flyer


Operators will be available to help load your vehicle. If you do not bring a tarp to fully cover your mulch before leaving the site, your vehicle will not be loaded. Before departing, citizens will be directed to a safe area to exit the vehicle and secure their load.

No mulch will be available before April 7.

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, contact City Link.

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 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