Bulk Waste Collection Alternatives
Most bulk waste items wind up in area landfills. Before scheduling a bulk waste pickup, please consider one of these environmentally-friendly alternatives:
Habitat for Humanity
Most Habitat ReStores offer pickup of furniture donations, as well as other large items including appliances, building materials and more. Learn more>>
Vietnam Veterans of America Donation Pick Up Service
Make a veterans clothing donation, household items donations, and furniture donations to Vietnam Veterans of America by scheduling a free VVA donation pick-up through Donation Town. Donation Town will give you all the information you need to schedule a Vietnam veterans donation pick up in your local community. Visit the donation pick up scheduling webpage to schedule your donation pickup.
When you donate your stuff to Goodwill®, you create opportunities for individuals in your community looking to find a job and build skills, including veterans and military families, single mothers and many others. Your impact doesn't end there, the planet also benefits when you choose to ditch the dumpster and drop your items at Goodwill. Over the past few years alone, you've helped keep billions of pounds of clothing and household items out of landfills. Learn more>>
How to Schedule Bulk Waste Collection
Bulk pickups are provided on Tuesdays by appointment only.
Bulk waste that is scheduled for collection before 2 p.m. on Monday will be picked up the following day (Tuesday). Continue to leave your items at the curb if not collected. Collection starts at 7 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. It may take a few days to collect items during high volume weeks.
Bulk 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 not able to fit in your trash cart but are too difficult to take to the Wake County Convenience Centers.
- Wooden Pallets
Any hazardous material
Electronics (TVs, computers, printers, copiers, microwaves, etc.)
Move outs, clean outs, or evictions
Note: Paint cans with dry paint may be placed in the trash cart.
*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.*
Quantity & Billing
Residents are limited to two (2) free collections each calendar year. Additional collections will be charged at $50 a piece. This program is intended to help residents remove large and bulky materials. The program is not for large cleanout or moveouts. Collections deems too large will be contacted and asked to take materials to the Wake County Landfill or Convenience Centers.
How to Prepare Bulk Waste for Collection
Place bulk waste at the curb by 7 am on your scheduled collection day.
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 bulk items in the roadway, curb, or gutter
Anything With a Plug Recycling.com is a Raleigh-based business providing electronics removal service. Basically, they accept anything with a plug:
Printers & copiers
All types of cords and cables
CRT monitors & TV sets (except Projection-Style TVs)
To learn more, visit their website or call 919-610-3465.
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.