Independence Day Holiday Schedule
The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
The Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., and Alston-Masseburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., will also be closed.
The Taylor Street Park Sprayground, 416 N. Taylor St., will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and the Holding Park Aquatic Center, 133 W. Owen Ave., will open two hours early – at 10 a.m. – and close at its normal time - 6 p.m.
Curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will be suspended July 4.
During the week of July 1, the collection of garbage and recycling will change as follows: Thursday’s route will be collected Friday, July 5, and Friday’s route will be collected Saturday, July 6.
Yard waste will not be collected July 4. During the week of July 1, the collection of all routes, including Thursday’s route, will occur throughout the week until all are completed. 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. As always, please avoid placing items on or near mailboxes, utility boxes, utility poles or other fixed objects.
Bulk pickups will be scheduled for Tuesday, July 2. 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, July 1.
Residents without internet service can schedule their pick-up by calling 919-435-9570 by 2 p.m. July 1. 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.
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 wakeforestnc.gov and search “Bulk pickup.”
Wake Forest Bus Service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop, will be suspended July 4. Both will resume their normal schedules July 5.
Town offices and facilities will also operate according to their normal schedules July 5.
Wake Forest residents are strongly 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’s website at www.wakeforestnc.gov/public-works/sanitation/waste-wizard, 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 www.wakeforestnc.gov/communications/app-download.
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 Sanitation Service, contact the Public Works Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.