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Wake Forest Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Wake Forest trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Wake Forest is in North Carolina with Charlottesville to the north, Suffolk to the northeast, Raleigh to the south, Durham and Chapel Hill to the west, and Rocky Mount to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Wake Forest Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, use the “My Schedule” function to determine your collection day.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

The Town of Wake Forest contracts with Republic Services for trash and recycling collection. Republic does not typically collect trash and recycling on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Whenever one of these holidays falls on a weekday, Republic will run that day’s trash and recycling collection route the next day. From that point forward, the week’s collection schedule will operate one day later than normal and extend into Saturday. So, for example, if the holiday fell on a Friday, the Monday through Thursday routes would not be affected and Friday’s route would be collected on Saturday. 

Whenever one of these holidays falls on Saturday or Sunday, Republic MAY be closed the following Monday. When that happens, the collection schedule for the entire week MAY run one day later than normal and extend into Saturday.

Wake Forest Trash Collection Map

Wake Forest Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulk pickups are provided on Tuesdays by appointment only. If the number of bulk requests are excessive, then some pickups may be rolled over to the following day (Wednesday). 

Any bulk waste request made after 2 p.m. on Monday will automatically be scheduled for the following week – unless there is an excessive number of bulk pickup requests. Collection starts at 7 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. 

If your bulk has not been picked up by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, please complete and submit our Missed Collection Report form.*  

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Wicker Furniture
  • Chairs
  • Rugs
  • Lawn mowers
  • Swings
  • Bookshelves
  • Wooden Pallets

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Liquid paint
  • Batteries
  • Gasoline
  • Oil
  • Tires
  • Any hazardous material
  • Electronics (TVs, computers, printers, copiers, microwaves, etc.)
  • Move outs, clean outs, or evictions
  • Construction material
  • Remodeling material
  • Large appliances, such as freezers, refrigerators. No appliances or equipment that contain freon can be collected by a bulk waste pickup. 

Note: Paint cans with dry paint may be placed in the trash cart.

Please Note: Wake Forest nor the contractor is responsible for litter/debris that may be a result from waste that has not been prepared properly for collection. The Town reserves the right to reject waste that is not properly prepared or placed. 

*If your materials are not acceptable items for a Bulk Waste pickup, please visit the Wake County Disposal Guide to find the correct location to dispose of your waste.*

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Wake Forest and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Wake Forest?

Bulk pickups are provided on Tuesdays by appointment only. If the number of bulk requests are excessive, then some pickups may be rolled over to the following day (Wednesday). 

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit this link and enter your service address in the search box.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Wake Forest Public Works Department?

Email Public Works Department 

Phone: 919-435-9570.

Public Works Operations Center
234 Friendship Chapel Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Wake Forest trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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