Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Wake Forest bus service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop, will not be provided Nov. 22. Only the Wake Forest Loop will operate Nov. 23. The Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop will resume their normal schedules Monday, Nov. 26.

The collection of garbage and recycling for the week of Nov. 19 will change as follows: 

Normal Collection Day

Thanksgiving Week


Friday, Nov. 23


Saturday, Nov. 24

 Yard waste will not be collected on Thursday and Friday. The collection of all routes, including the Thursday and Friday routes, will occur Monday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, until all have been completed. In order to ensure that all neighborhoods are serviced properly, residents should place yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday for pick-up by Wednesday. Please avoid placing items on or near mailboxes, utility boxes, utility poles, or other fixed objects.

Bulk pick-ups will be scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20. To schedule a bulk pickup, call 919- 435-9570 by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. Residents who call after hours may leave a voicemail message that includes their name and physical address. Residents may also request a bulk pickup by emailing

Town offices will re-open Monday, Nov. 26, at 8 a.m.

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




Bill Crabtree

re: Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule


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