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Independence Day Holiday Schedule

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The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection will also be suspended on July 4, and Wake Forest Bus Service will not be provided.

During the week of July 2, the collection of garbage and recycling will change as follows:

Normal Collection Day

Holiday Pick-up Schedule


Monday, July 2


Tuesday, July 3


Thursday, July 5


Friday, July 6


Saturday, July 7


Yard waste will not be collected July 4. During the week of July 2, the collection of all routes, including Wednesday’s route, will occur throughout the week until all are completed. In order to ensure that all neighborhoods are serviced properly, Wake Forest residents are urged to leave their normal yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. Monday. Please avoid placing items on or near mailboxes, utility boxes, utility poles or other fixed objects.

Bulk pickups will be scheduled for Tuesday, July 3. To schedule a bulk pickup, call 919-435-9570 by 2 p.m. Monday, July 2. Residents who call after hours may leave a voicemail message. Residents may also request a bulk pickup by emailing Betty Pearce at

All voicemail and email requests for bulk pickup service must include the resident’s name, physical address, and telephone number, along with a description of the bulk waste items to be collected. Any service request that does not include the required information will not be processed.

When scheduling a bulk waste pickup, Wake Forest residents are urged to follow the Town’s bulk waste guidelines. 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, and bookshelves. For more information, visit and search “Bulk pickup.”

Wake Forest Bus Service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop, will not be provided July 4. Both the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop will resume their normal schedules on July 5.

Town offices will re-open Thursday, July 5, at 8 a.m. 

Android and iPhone users can have a guide to the Town’s holiday operations schedule in the palm of their hands by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and using the app’s “Holidays” function. Designed to offer smart phone users instant access to the holidays the Town will observe in 2018, the function includes information concerning holiday garbage and recycling collection schedules, links to current press releases, important contact information, and more.

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the Town’s free app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest” on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided at

For information throughout the year concerning the Town of Wake Forest’s holiday operations, including holiday-related changes to the garbage and recycling collection schedule, visit

To receive email notifications concerning the Town’s holiday operations schedule, sign up for E-Notifier at Area residents may also sign up for waste collection reminders and download collection schedules via the Town’s “Waste Wizard” at

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