Trash Collection
Recycling Reduces Waste

Waste Management provides our fully automated solid waste collection.  Remember...

  • Your cart must be placed within 5 feet of the road on a flat surface
  • The cart handles should be facing away from the road
  • Your cart will need 3 feet of clearance from mailboxes, recycle bins, utility poles, shrubs, etc.
  • The cart lid must be fully closed-do not put items on top of the cart lid
  • Please bag all garbage to prevent wind-blown items and to keep the inside of your cart clean
  • Cars parked in front of or near your cart prohibit the automated system on the Waste Management trucks from emptying your cart.  If the trucks are not provided reasonable access to your cart, your trash may not be collected.

If you live on a road without a turn around area for our collection vehicle, you may be required to place your cart on the opposite side of the road so it can be collected safely.  Additionally, we will no longer collect trash placed outside the cart.  If you need an additional cart, please call 723-5744 and a 2nd cart will be delivered and serviced for an additional monthly fee.  Remember, recycling will reduce your waste volume.

The following are items that cannot be placed in your cart for collection:

  • Yard Waste / Dirt / Bricks
  • Construction Debris
  • Hazardous Waste - including paints, solvents, chlorine, car batteries
  • Dead Animals
  • Computer Monitors / printers / electronics

What day is your trash collection day?
Find your street name on this alphabetical street list.

Waste Management's 2014 Holiday Schedule

Holiday Change in Collection Date
New Year's Day, January 1, 2014 No collection on Wednesday; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday routes will be
delayed one day
Memorial Day, May 26th No collection on Monday; all routes will be delayed one day for the entire week
Independence Day, July 4th No change in schedule
Labor Day, September 1st No collection on Monday; all routes will be delayed one day for the entire week
Thanksgiving Day, November 27th No collection on Thursday; Thursday and Friday routes will be delayed one day
Christmas Day, December 25th No collection on Thursday; Thursday and Friday routes will be delayed one day
New Year's Day, January 1, 2015 No collection on Thursday; Thursday and Friday routes will be delayed one day

Please direct your questions or any problem you are experiencing to Public Works at 766-9170.

Extra Trash
To assist with additional waste, Clemmons' citizens are invited to bring extra trash that will not fit in their trash cart to the Public Works facility between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays) and dispose of it in a compactor.  You will be directed to the compactor after signing in at the office.

Remember, as of July 1, 2011 the following items are banned from North Carolina Landfills:

Televisions, computers, and computer equipment.
This includes monitors, printers, printer/fax/scan devices, mice and keyboards.

Public Works is located at 3800 Dillon Industrial Drive (off Idols Road). 

Bagster Program
Renovating or decluttering or you missed the spring bulk pickup?  You might want to consider using Waste Management's Bagster Program.  For more information go to

There is a permanent household hazardous waste disposal facility for residents of Forsyth County called 3RC The EnviroStation.  It is located at 1401 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (across from Bowman Gray Stadium)  Their hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. until Noon (except holidays).

3RC takes the following... metal polish, oven cleaner, rug shampoo, rat bait, bug sprays, gasoline, motor & fuel oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, batteries, glues, strippers, thinners, solvents, unmixed photo material, or other poisonous, ignitable, corrosive products, paints, cyanide waste and fluorescent light bulbs.

Enter 3RC at gate, follow drive and remain in car.  You will be asked for proof of your Forsyth County residency (driver's license).  If you have any questions, call the 3RC facility at 784-4300.