Solid Waste Billing

Solid Waste Service

On January 1, 2021, solid waste service, which had been covered by annual tax revenues, began appearing as a $21 monthly solid waste fee on residents’ Raleigh Water bills. The fee includes weekly trash and recycling collection, and bi-monthly yard waste collection, along with seasonal and on-demand collections for loose leaves, Christmas trees, bulk waste pickup and large brush collection.


New Solid Waste Fee - Effective January 2021

In June 2020, the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners voted to approve a $21.00 monthly solid waste fee to be included on residents' utility statements.

Beginning in January 2021, solid waste services were no longer covered through annual property tax bills.

The monthly fee of $21.00 includes one 96-gallon trash cart and one 96-gallon recycling cart. Services include weekly trash and recycling collection, bi-monthly yard waste collection, and - upon request - additional services such and furniture and brush pickup.


Applying for Service

When you contact Raleigh Water you will be automatically added to the solid waste collection service for the Town of Wake Forest. If your home is new construction, you will need to contact Public Works to have the address added for service both with Raleigh and Wake Forest. 

Business and Commercial

Business and Commercial entities should contact the solid waste provider of their choice for service. 

Moving Out

Beginning January 2021, residents moving out of town will cancel solid waste service when water service is canceled. Solid Waste carts should be left behind at your home. 


Project Share

The Project Share Contribution Program provides emergency funds to utility residents in a crisis, who are unable to pay their water, solid waste, recycling, and stormwater bills. It is funded by customer and corporate donations. 

Of the funds contributed to Project Share, 100% stay in the service area and help customers located in Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. 

For more information, email Utility Bill Help or call 919-996-3333.


Public Works

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