New Video Offers the “Skinny” on Bulk Waste Pickup

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Wake Forest has released an informative and entertaining video on the town’s bulk waste collection program.

Produced by Kino Mountain Productions, the two-minute animated production offers a lighthearted take on an often times misunderstood government service. The video attempts to clarify several of the most common misconceptions by highlighting the town’s definition of “bulk waste,” emphasizing pickup and scheduling guidelines, and providing common examples of bulk waste items.

Produced by Kino Mountain Productions, the video is now airing throughout the day on Wake Forest TV 10 and is available on the Bulk Pickup page on the town’s website. To view the video, visit and search “bulk waste.”

Wake Forest provides free bulk waste pickup service on Tuesdays by appointment only. Defined in the town’s code of ordinances as “refuse weighing in excess of 75 pounds each,” bulk waste includes any item that does not fit in the town-issued roll-out garbage cart. Examples of bulk waste pickup items include furniture, lawn mowers, swings, book shelves and bicycles.

Items that are not considered bulk waste include liquid paint, batteries, gasoline, oil, tires, and electronics, such as TVs, computers, printers, and copiers. In addition, household hazardous materials, such as batteries, fire extinguishers, mercury thermometers, paint, pesticides and herbicides, and propane tanks, are not considered bulk waste.

For more information about Town of Wake Forest bulk waste collection service, contact Betty Pearce at 919-435-9570 or


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