Residential Curbside Collection « The City of Lakewood, Ohio -
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Residential Curbside Collection

The City of Lakewood Division of Refuse and Recycling provides once-per-week curbside service for the collection of household refuse, bulk items, recyclables and yard waste to properties with one through four household units.

Please see map below to find your collection day:


Multi-unit properties with five or more units are responsible for contracting refuse collection however the City of Lakewood collects furniture and other large bulk items.  Recycling for these units can be dropped off at the Berea Road facility from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The Director of Public Safety adopts Rules and Regulations for the placement of refuse, trash, bulk waste, yard waste and recyclables in a manner that will promote collection efficiency and the protection of the quality of neighboring properties.

Any violation of any rule or regulation may result in the property owner being charged for the actual cost of such work or the administrative cost incurred for the enforcement of such rule or regulation. Property owners are responsible for making sure their tenants are aware of and comply with Rules and Regulations. Ord. 1777.02

Collection Hours

Regular Collection Hours: Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Holiday Collection Hours and days of collection are subject to change to accommodate collection in four instead of five days. Please refer to the Holiday Collection Schedule.

Setout Hours: Between 6:00 p.m. the night before collection and 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Please refer to the Holiday Collection Schedule directions for set out hours during holiday weeks.

Empty Refuse and Recycle Carts must be removed from the curb by the end of each collection day.

Early and late set outs are violations of Ordinance 1777.01 and may result in collection fees charged to the property owner.

Drop off hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday:    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

***Limited to Lakewood residents using their personal vehicles – NO TRAILERS OR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ALLOWED ON SATURDAY.