Holiday Schedule

Listed below are the holidays the Town of Wake Forest will observe throughout the year. On these holidays, the Wake Forest Town Hall and all other administrative offices will be closed. Police service will not be affected during any of these holidays, however, Wake Forest Bus Service and solid waste service schedules may be altered.

Approximately one week prior to each holiday observance, the Town will prepare a press release and distribute an email to 'Holiday Operations' E-Notifier subscribers detailing any changes to its normal operating schedule. Each press release is also linked to the corresponding holiday.



New Year's Day
Friday, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, Jan. 18

Good Friday
Friday, April 2

Memorial Day
Monday, May 31

Independence Day
Monday, July 5

Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 6

Veterans Day
Thursday, Nov. 11

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 25-26

Thursday, Friday & Monday, Dec. 23-24 & 27

New Year's Day
Friday, Dec. 31, 2021


Holiday Garbage & Recycling Collection 

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

New Year's Day

Memorial Day

Fourth of July -  July 6-10, 2020, service will occur as usual. No delays in service will occur for trash, recycling and yard waste.

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. As a result, the collection schedule for the entire week may run one day later than normal and again extend into Saturday. To confirm the sanitation schedule, check this page for updates or contact Betty Pearce at 919-435-9570. 


Wake Forest Bus Service

Wake Forest-Raleigh Express: The Wake Forest-Raleigh Express does not operate on New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For all bus route holiday schedules, visit or call 919-485-7433.

Wake Forest Loop: The Wake Forest Loop does not provide service on New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Good Friday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. To view all bus route holiday schedules, visit or call 919-485-7433.