Independence Day Holiday Schedule

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:27am

The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 6, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Yard waste collection will also be suspended, but curbside trash, recycling and bulk waste collection will not be affected.


Yard Waste

Yard waste collection will resume Tuesday, July 7, at 7 a.m. Crews will follow the normal collection schedule beginning with Monday’s route. Collection of the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday routes will occur throughout the remainder of the week until all routes have been completed.

To ensure that all neighborhoods are serviced properly, please leave your normal yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. Tuesday. As always, please avoid placing items on or near mailboxes, utility boxes, utility poles or other fixed objects. For more information about Wake Forest Solid Waste Service, contact the Public Works Department at

Taylor Street Park Sprayground

The Taylor Street Park Sprayground, 416 N. Taylor St., is open daily Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1-8 p.m. The sprayground operates in two-hour sessions, then closes 30 minutes for cleaning. A maximum of 16 people are allowed inside during each session. For more information, visit

Holding Park Aquatic Center

Holding Park Aquatic Center, 133 W. Owen Ave., opens for the season Wednesday, July 1, at 9 a.m. Open swim times will be scheduled in three-hour blocks, with one hour in between for cleaning. A maximum of 120 patrons will be allowed inside the facility during each session. Patrons may register and pay for each session two hours to two weeks in advance. Registration begins today (Tuesday, June 30). PLEASE NOTE: No walk-ins will be allowed. For complete information on Holding Park Aquatic Center, including the open swim schedule, visit

Wake Forest Bus Service

Wake Forest Loops A and B, will be suspended Saturday, July 4, but both will resume their normal schedules July 6. Wake Forest-Raleigh Express service will resume July 6 after being suspended for several weeks due to COVID-19.

Waste Wizard

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, 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


Residents can also receive email notifications concerning the Town’s holiday operations schedule by signing up for E-Notifier at