Garbage, Recycling, Yard-Waste Pick-up AdvertisementGarbage
Garbage or household trash is collected weekly. Residents are encouraged to place their roll-out cart at the curb before 7 a.m. on their scheduled pickup day.

Recyclables are collected weekly and must be separated from household trash. Recycling roll-outs must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Use the "Waste Wizard" (below) to sort your waste properly.

Days of Service
Use the "My Schedule" function below to determine your collection day and/or receive a customized calendar or notification for your garbage and recycling schedule!

Yard Waste
Yard waste is described as vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance performed by the homeowner only, including but not limited to leaves, twigs, grass, limbs, hedge clippings, hay/pine straw, pine cones, and logs.

Bulk Waste Pickup
Bulk Waste is defined as “refuse including appliances, furniture and other large items weighing in excess of 75 pounds each.” All bulk waste pickups are provided on Tuesdays on an "as needed" basis. To schedule a bulk pickup, please call 919-435-9570 or e-mail Betty Pearce by 2 pm on the Monday prior to the Tuesday pickup.

Phone Book Recycling
Area residents may dispose of their old phone books throughout the year in their rollout recycling carts.

Sanitation Billing
In 2008 the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners voted to add four cents to the property tax rate for the purpose of replacing the monthly residential garbage and recycling fee. Beginning in July 2008, the Town of Wake Forest began treating residential garbage and recycling service the same as fire and police service as part of your annual property tax bill. More>>

Holiday Schedule
The Town of Wake Forest officially observes a number of holidays each year. On these occasions, town hall is closed and sanitation service schedules are often altered. Please refer to the Holiday Schedule for updated operating schedules.