For the protection of public health, safety and the environment, the Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection regulates solid waste management and franchised garbage collection services in the unincorporated areas of Forsyth County outside of the municipalities.
The Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection promotes pollution prevention, recycling, composting and best management practices for solid waste. Our staff is responsible for enforcement of the county code requirements for solid waste, recycling and prohibiting open burning. Daily activities include inspection of private landfills and mobile home parks, and responding to complaints regarding improper storage and disposal of solid waste, garbage and refuse, illegal dumping, and open burning. Upon request, we conduct individual property evaluations and neighborhood surveys to assess general sanitation and waste management practices.
Citizens are encouraged to report incidents of unauthorized dumping and open burning to the Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection at (336) 703-2440. To report someone littering on any roadway visit Swat-A-Litterbug.
Solid waste services vary depending on where you live in Forsyth County. If you live in one of the municipalities you should contact the town hall or administrative office to inquire about available solid waste services and collection schedules. If you live in an unincorporated area of the county you should direct your inquiries about solid waste collection services and disposal options to our Office at (336) 703-2440.
All households and small businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county have access to affordable franchised garbage collection service. Franchised service providers have assigned service areas and provide weekly curbside collection of garbage and refuse from residences and small businesses. The monthly fee for service is set by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. For information about rates, back door service for subscribers with special needs, or to find out which garbage collection company serves your area, please call (336) 703-2440.
For information about city/county landfills for disposal of household garbage, construction/demolition debris and yard waste in Forsyth County call (336) 727-8000. Landfill Rate Information
Landfill disposal of the following materials is prohibited by state law (NC General Statute 130A-309.10 (subsections f trough l)):
For information about disposal/recycling options for these banned materials please call (336) 703-2440.
The Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection performs waste acceptance inspections at all privately owned Land Clearing and Inert Debris (LCID) landfills in Forsyth County. These landfills accept stumps, trees and other vegetation from land clearing activities; unpainted bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, used asphalt, rock and uncontaminated soil. They are not approved to accept any other construction and demolition debris.
For more information about LCID landfills including a list of approved facilities open to the public in Forsyth County, please call us at (336) 703-2440
Forsyth County residents can drop off household hazardous waste and electronics, free of charge, at 3RC-The EnviroStation located at 1401 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem (across from Bowman Gray Stadium). Materials accepted include paint, pesticides, automotive fluids, computers, and computer accessories.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-2:00pm
For more information about 3RC-The EnviroStation please call (336) 784-4300.