Reminder about changes to sanitation & bus services

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 1:18pm

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases continue to rise in Wake County and beyond, our top priority remains the health and safety of our community and employees. We are committed to following recommendations and protocols established by local, state and federal agencies that are monitoring the situation and providing guidance on how to respond.

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Wake Forest is implementing several operational changes to ensure social distance and limit exposure, while maintaining essential services. Provided below is a reminder concerning changes to sanitation and bus services.



Wake Forest Public Works has suspended bulk waste collection until further notice. Wake Forest residents are urged not to place any bulk waste behind the curb until the suspension is lifted.

In response to the closing of the Raleigh Yard Waste Center, Public Works will suspend yard waste collection until further notice effective 5 p.m. Friday, April 3. This week (week of March 30) offers Wake Forest residents one last chance – until the suspension is lifted - to leave yard waste behind the curb by 7 a.m. on their normal collection day.

Trash and recycling collection will continue as scheduled.


Bus Service

Effective today (Monday, March 30), Wake Forest Loop B and the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express are suspended until further notice. Loop A will continue to operate as scheduled. Please note: Since only the Loop A bus will be running, service time will be increased from 30 minutes to one-hour. Riders should utilize the A bus stops, which may be on the opposite side of the street.

Riders are asked to board GoRaleigh buses using the rear doors in an effort to promote greater social distancing. Front door access will be available for persons with disabilities. Per CDC guidelines, if you are sick, please stay at home and only travel if it is absolutely necessary. Please cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, avoid touching your face, and keep distance between yourself and others. These practices can help limit the impact of COVID-19 on our community. For more information, call 919-485-RIDE (7433).

For COVID-19 updates on Town operations, programs and services, along with links to official health resources, visit

Anyone with specific questions about COVID-19 and their risk can email or call 919-856-7044. Someone from Wake County's public health team will return your message within the next business day.