2021 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 11:54am

The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 25-26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Police service will not be interrupted, but other Town operations will be affected.

The collection of trash and recycling for the week of November 22 will change as follows: Thursday’s routes will be collected Friday, Nov. 26, and Friday’s routes will be collected Saturday, Nov. 27.

Yard waste will not be collected November 25-26. The collection of all routes, including the Thursday and Friday routes, will occur Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 22-24, until all have been completed. To ensure that all neighborhoods are serviced properly, residents are urged to leave their normal yard waste and loose leaves in separate piles behind the curb by 7 a.m. Monday for pickup by Wednesday. As always, please avoid placing items on or near mailboxes, utility boxes, utility poles or other fixed objects.

Wake Forest residents can track the progress of leaf collection crews by calling the Leaf Collection Hotline at 919-435-9582. The hotline is updated each weekday morning by 8 a.m. with information identifying areas where crews will be working that day. 

Bulk pick-ups will be scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 23. To schedule a bulk pick-up, complete the online bulk waste pick-up request form at http://bit.ly/WFBulkPickupForm by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22.

Residents without internet service can schedule their pick-up by calling 919- 435-9570 by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22. Residents who call after hours may leave a voicemail message. All voicemail requests for bulk pick-up 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. Bulk Waste is defined by the Wake Forest Code of Ordinances as items that are unable to fit in your trash cart but too difficult to take to the Wake County Convenience Centers. Examples of bulk waste pick-up items include furniture, lawn mowers, swings, and bookshelves.

Residents are reminded that they may schedule up to two free bulk waste collections per year. After that, collections will be billed at $50 each. For complete information on bulk waste collections, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “bulk waste.”

Wake Forest Bus Service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop, will not be provided Thursday, Nov. 25. Only the Wake Forest Loop will operate Friday, Nov. 26. Both the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop will operate according to their normal schedules Monday, Nov. 29.

Town offices will re-open Monday, Nov. 29, at 8 a.m.

Wake Forest residents are encouraged to stay informed about the Town’s trash, recycling, and yard waste collection programs, including changes to the normal collection schedules, by signing up for the “Waste Wizard.” Available on the Town website at http://bit.ly/WFWasteWizard, the Waste Wizard is an interactive tool that allows users to sign up for waste collection reminders and download collection schedules. As a bonus, the Waste Wizard is provided as a function on the Town of Wake Forest app. For more information or to download the Town’s app, visit http://bit.ly/TOWFApp.

Residents can also receive email notifications concerning the Town’s holiday operations schedule by signing up for E-Notifier at www.wakeforestnc.gov/communications/e-notifier.

For more information about Wake Forest Solid Waste Service, contact the Public Works Department at publicworksdept@wakeforestnc.gov