Wake Forest to begin collecting storm debris

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:04pm

A series of storms over the last few weeks brought gusty winds and heavy rains to our community leaving behind downed trees, tree limbs and branches. Beginning Thursday, April 23, the Town of Wake Forest will begin picking up piles of storm debris, including tree limbs and branches, across town.

To mitigate safety concerns and adhere to social distancing guidelines, Public Works will use equipment operated by a single employee. The equipment is not capable of picking up containers, grass clippings, loose leaves or bags of leaves, so those items will not be collected.

Again, only piles of tree limbs and branches will be collected. Residents should place their limbs and branches behind the curb for pick-up. This process may take several weeks to complete, so the patience and understanding of residents is much appreciated.

Please note: This is not a resumption of our normal yard waste collection service, which is still suspended due to COVID-19 until further notice.

For more information, email Public Works at publicworksdept@wakeforestnc.gov.