Bulk Pickup

Bulk Waste ImprovementsBulk Waste Description

In  January 2021, the Town expanded what can be collected as bulk waste. Bulk Waste is defined by the Town of Wake Forest Code of Ordinances as items too large to fit in your trash cart and too difficult to take to the Wake County Convenience Centers.

Acceptable Items   
  • Wicker Furniture

  • Chairs

  • Rugs

  • Lawn mowers

  • Swings

  • Book shelves

  • Wooden Pallets

Not-Acceptable Items
  • Liquid paint

  • Batteries

  • Gasoline

  • Oil

  • Tires

  • Any hazardous material

  • Electronics (TVs, computers, printers, copiers, microwaves, etc.)

  • Move outs, clean outs, or evictions

  • Construction material

  • Remodeling material

  • Large appliances, such as freezers, refrigerators. No appliances or equipment that contain freon can be collected by a bulk waste pickup. 

Note: Paint cans with dry paint  may be placed in the trash cart.

Please Note: Wake Forest nor the contractor is responsible for litter/debris that may be a result from waste that has not been prepared properly for collection. 

*If your materials are not acceptable items for a Bulk Waste pickup, please visit the Wake County Disposal Guide to find the correct location to dispose of your waste.*


How to Prepare Bulk Waste for Collection

  • Place bulk waste at the curb by 7 am on the bulk collection day- Tuesday.

  • Place bulk waste within six feet of the curb and at least three feet away from other collection items and obstacles such as mailboxes, phone poles, vehicles, etc.

  • Do not place bulk waste inside the roll-out carts. 

  • Do not block the sidewalk.

  • Do not place under powerlines or trees or other similar obstacles that could block the equipment from collection. 

  • Do not place bulk items in the roadway, curb, or gutter.

*Bulk waste is picked up from 7 a.m. Tuesday to approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday. If your bulk has not been picked up by 5 p.m. Wednesday, please complete and submit our Missed Collection Report form.*   


How to Schedule Bulk Waste Collection

Bulk pickups are provided on Tuesdays by appointment onlyIf the number of bulk requests are excessive, then some pickups may be rolled over to the following day (Wednesday). 

Any bulk waste request made after 2 p.m. on Monday will automatically be scheduled for the following week - unless there is an excessive number of bulk pickup requests. Collection starts at 7 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. 

If your bulk has not been picked up by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, please complete and submit our Missed Collection Report form.*  

Schedule Bulk Waste Pickup


Quantity & Billing

Residents are limited to two (2) free collections each Calendar Year. Additional collections will be charged at $50 each.

This program is intended to help residents remove large and bulky materials. The program is not for large cleanout or moveouts. Residents requesting collections deemed too large will be contacted and asked to take materials to the Wake County Landfill or Convenience Centers


Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Materials cannot be disposed in the landfill because of their caustic properties and potential for environmental contamination.

Wake County has established a collection program where residents can drop off these materials for proper disposal by a certified Household Hazardous Waste contractor. 

Download the Wake County Guide 

Public Works

Public Works Operations Center
234 Friendship Chapel Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Guide to Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Service

Resident's Guide