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Wake Forest sets New Year’s holiday schedule

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WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Wednesday for the New Year’s holiday. Police service will not be interrupted, but town bus service and sanitation schedules will be affected.

The collection of garbage and recycling for the week of Dec. 30 will change as follows: Wednesday’s route will be collected Thursday, Jan. 2; Thursday’s route will be collected Friday, Jan. 3; and Friday’s route will be collected Saturday, Jan. 4.

The town of Wake Forest will suspend yard waste and loose-leaf collection during the week of Dec. 23. The break will allow crews to focus their efforts on collecting Christmas trees and provide the Fleet Services Division an opportunity to make much-needed repairs to the town’s leaf collection equipment.

Yard waste and loose-leaf collection will resume Monday, Dec. 30. To view a map of the weekly yard waste collection schedule, visit Wake Forest residents can track the progress of leaf collection crews by calling the Leaf Collection Hotline at 919-435-9582. The hotline is updated each weekday morning by 8 a.m. with information identifying areas where crews will be working that day.

Residents are reminded that bulk waste pick-ups will also be suspended during the week of Dec. 23 and will resume the week of Dec. 30. To schedule a bulk pick-up, complete the online bulk waste pick-up request form at by 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30.

Residents without internet service can schedule their pick-up by calling 919-435-9570. Residents who call after hours may leave a voicemail message. All voicemail requests for bulk pick-up service must include the resident’s name, physical address, and telephone number, along with a description of the bulk waste items to be collected. Any service request that does not include the required information will not be processed.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 30, Wake Forest will collect and recycle Christmas trees from all Wake Forest sanitation customers. All Wake Forest residents whose trash and recycling is collected by the town may participate in the “Treecycling” program. To recycle your Christmas tree, remove all decorations, tinsel, nails, stands and bags from the tree and set it behind the curb for collection. Artificial trees cannot be recycled.

Go Wake Forest Bus Service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop, will not be provided Jan. 1 but will resume its normal schedule Jan. 2.

Town offices will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 a.m.

Residents can also receive email notifications concerning the Town’s holiday operations schedule by signing up for E-Notifier at

For more information about Wake Forest Sanitation Service, contact the Public Works Department at