Village Hall

Administration Department

The administrative offices of the Village operate out of the Village Hall, 2500 Lake Ave.  The office hours are weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for implementing the policies and procedures for the Village of Lakewood.  The Chief Administrative Officer oversees the Village staff, budget administration, internal controls and economic development for the Village.

Administration Services


Residents are permitted up to three garage sales within a 12-month period.  Garage sales can be held for up to 3 days at a time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Permits are required and are free of charge.  Residents must stop in at Village Hall any time prior to the sale to fill out an application form and obtain the permit. Vehicles, boats, etc. that are displayed for sale can only be parked in a resident's driveway.  Any other items for sale are considered a garage sale and require a permit to be displayed outside.  For more information and to learn about allowable signage, please see Chapter 33.03 of the Village Code.


Temporary permits (valid for up to 3 months) can be obtained at Village Hall free of charge when residents provide authorization from their physician.  Permanent permits can only be obtained at Secretary of State Drivers License facilities.

Garbage and Recycling

MDC Environmental Services, (815) 568-7274

In order to reduce the wear and tear on Village streets, the Village contracts with one waste hauler and sets up individual service for new residents. We are currently under contract with MDC Environmental Services for weekly curbside refuse and recycling pickups. Waste receptacles and recycling bins are provided by the hauler. Residents are billed for this service by the Village on the utility bills every two months.

New residents should contact Village Hall to set up service. Each household is provided with one 95-gallon toter (a smaller 65-gallon toter is also available for a slightly smaller fee) and one 35-gallon recycling toter free of charge. Extra garbage toters can be obtained for a fee. Call Village Hall for details, and watch the Village newsletter for any changes.

Collection Day

Garbage and recyclables are picked up on Fridays each week, except when a major holiday falls during that week, in which case pick-up day will be on Saturday. Holidays for the purpose of the refuse contract are:


Date Holiday   Pickup Day
January 1 New Years Day   Saturday, January 6, 2024
May 27 Memorial Day   Saturday, June 1, 2024
July 4 Independence Day    Saturday, July 6, 2024
September 2 Labor Day   Saturday, September 7, 2024
November 28  Thanksgiving Day   Saturday, November 30, 2024
December 25 Christmas Day   Saturday, December 28, 2024

All other holidays 
do not affect the day of collection.

Garbage and recycling should not be left out earlier than 7:00 p.m. the night before pick-up, and empty receptacles should be taken in from the curb by 7:00 p.m. the day of pick-up. Back door service is available for handicapped or infirmed residents who notify Village Hall of their need.

In addition to normal household refuse and recyclables, one large item (furniture, one 4 foot roll of carpeting, etc.) may be left out for free pick-up each week. No construction debris will be picked up (dumpsters are required and any waste hauler can be contacted to provide these). White goods may be picked up for a surcharge. Call MDC Environmental Services to arrange for this service at (815) 568-7274.

Yard Waste 

Yard waste is picked up along with refuse on scheduled pick up days from the first Friday in April through the first Friday in December.   When preparing your yard waste for pickup, please following the below guidelines:
  • Leaves and yard waste must be in brown kraft paper bags
  • Small bundles of brush 
    • maximum 4' long and 2' wide
    • maximum branch diameter of 3 inches
    • must be tied with biodegradable cord or twine (no tape or wire) in order to be picked up weekly
  • Any combination of five bags or bundles (i.e. 3 bags of leaves and 2 bundles of brush) are picked up at no extra charge each week
  • Extra bags or bundles will only be picked up if they display a sticker obtainable at Village Hall for $2.50 each

Leaf Pickup 

Every week in October, November, and the first Friday in December, and for two weeks in the spring, there will be free, unlimited pickup of leaves left out in brown kraft paper bags.  
Burning of leaves is prohibited in all parts of the Village.