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Service Department

Service Director

Len Smith administers the Road Department,  Building Department, Water & Sewer Departments, Utility Department and is curator of the city parks, buildings and lands.  He also oversees storm water issues and refuse collection.

If you have any questions, requests or concerns  for all Service Department issues please contact the Service Department : 440-949-6280

Len Smith, Service Director

Please send all mail to 4750 Richelieu Avenue, Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 .

Roads Department 

Staffed with 4 full time employees, 3 involved with road operations and 1 full time mechanic.  The Department maintains roads, right of ways, culverts, ditches, storm drains, underground piping, multiple municipal properties, and many other services that are offered to the residents.  440-949-5191

The following streets are slated to be paved this summer.  That paving will happen because of the monies that were funded specifically for street improvements.

Water/ Sewer Departments  

With a shared Staff of 4 full time employees, the Water and Sewer Departments work seperately on daily functions of each department. Curently water can enter the city from two sources, Avon Lake and/or Lorain. During 2011 Avon Lake has been our primary source.  Sewer is processed by the city of Lorain.  440-949-6259


The staff monitors water quality, read meters, repairs water service lines, main lines, meters and hydrants.  They provide residential and commercial water taps, manage the water tower and protect the resident’s overall water quality.


This department monitors sewage collection and flow, they repair and maintain sewer lines, monitor and maintain lift stations, and facilitate municipal sewage removal.


Utilities Department  

Staffed by two emplyees, they bill water, sewer, refuse and storm water. They handle the day to day operations of collection and inquiries, as when a resident has a question about a water bill or issue, or any other offered service.  A drive thru window is provided for convenience and open to the public 8:00am until 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.  We also have a Goodwill drop off box located at the water department.   440-949-6259

Please mail, drive thru or night drop water bills at:

4750 Richelieu Avenue, Sheffield Lake, OH 44054

Make Checks Payable to: Sheffield Lake Water Dept.  (S.L.W.D.).


Trash collection

Allied waste handles the city’s refuse collection and by contract with Allied Waste we utilize the “Cart ” system of collection.  Blue carts are for regular garbage and green carts are for loose bulk recyclables.  Carts should be placed within 3 feet of curb, with arrows facing the street and at least 3 feet apart.  Bulk items are picked up on the 3rd full work week of each  month.  All grass clippings and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard waste bags and placed next to the recycling cart.  Brush and small tree trimmings must be cut, bundled and securely tied not exceeding 4 feet in legnth or 40 lbs. and placed next to the recycling cart.  Please have all cart containers out for pick up by 6:00am.  When a holiday falls on or before your regular pick up day, your pickup will be one day late.  The holidays that effect collection are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  Customer inquiries and complaints  should be directed to Allied Waste Customer Service first, as they are aware of any late adjustments of each route’s pickup or special circumstances.

Allied Waste Customer Service Department                 1-800-433-1309  or   440-458-5191   

office hours                                                               8:00am to 5:00pm,   Monday through Friday


updated August29, 2011