We’re here to help you find the Wake Forest trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.
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 2023
For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/public-works/solid-waste/trash
Trash Pick Up Holidays
Here you can see the city-observed 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
Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023
To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/public-works/solid-waste/bulk-pickup for find the collection day for your bulk waste.
Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup
- Wicker Furniture
- Lawn mowers
- Book shelves
- Wooden Pallets
Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup
- Liquid paint
- 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 2023
Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/public-works/solid-waste/recycling
Frequently Asked Questions
When is bulk pickup in Wake Forest?
To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/public-works/solid-waste/bulk-pickup
What day is trash pickup?
To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/public-works/solid-waste/trash
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?
Did we miss anything?
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