Garbage, yard waste and bulk pick up

Republic Services provides residential curbside garbage, recycling and bulk collection in Sheffield Lake. Regular garbage, recyclable yard waste and bulk items are collected on Friday. When a major holiday occurs during the week, collection will be on Saturday. To establish service or report an issue, phone: 440-458-3216 or 440-458-5191.

Yard waste

Republic collects yard waste in brown recycle bags or in cans clearly marked ‘yard waste’ all year long.

Items eligible for bulk pick up:

Bulk pick up is weekly. Bulk items typically include: couches, lamps, rugs, mattresses, large appliances without freon. Contact Republic to see what home construction debris is accepted.

For bigger junk removal jobs you can rent a dumpster, fill it up on your schedule, and Republic will come haul it away when you’re ready. Call for pricing information

Snow removal

A city-wide snow parking ban goes into effect when snowfall is two inches or more. This includes all residential streets. As residents know, many streets are narrow and getting vehicles off the streets allows plows to remove snow and make turnarounds safely and so they are able to move through the city more quickly. It also assures that residents won’t need to dig out their vehicles when snow depths require street plowing.

Leaf collection

Each fall, service department workers pick up leaves left at the curb. Pick up generally begins in mid-October and runs until December, weather permitting. Please keep these points in mind:

  • Leaves should be placed on the tree lawn, not in the street.
  • Pile leaves away from storm drains, mailboxes, and parked cars.
  • Landscape rocks, bricks and other solid yard debris should be placed in separate piles for pick up on Fridays by Republic Services. This prevents damage to equipment and injuries for workers.
  • Leaves not collected by December should be bagged in brown paper yard bags and left at curbside for pick up by Republic Services on Friday throughout the year.


Branches can be chipped. Leave them separated from leaves and other yard waste. Call 440-949-6259 to request the city stop by to chip them.

Annual street repair/repaving project

Each year, the city sets aside funds to repave and upgrade residential streets. Warwick and Alameda will get new water lines, storm lines and sewer upgrades, along with being repaved. Also slated for repaving in 2023: Gayle from Erieview to Hawthorne; Knickerbocker from Sheffield to Idlewood; Holl from Sheffield to Idlewood; Sheffield from Belle to Holl; Alameda from Ivanhoe to Ferndale; and West Shore from Lake to Hawthorne.

In 2022, streets that were resurfaced included Hawthorne from Lynn Dr. west to Erie Marine; Robinwood from Ferndale south to end; Hawthorne from Howell west to Stark; Stark from Hawthorne south to Ferndale; Stark from Forestlawn to South; Pleasantview from Walker Road north to end; and Ivanhoe from Maplewood to Sheffield Road.

In addition to maintaining about 50 miles of residential streets, the city has completed significant upgrades – replacing sewers, waterlines and repaving – of Lake Road in 2022 and Harris, Abbe, Lake Breeze and Irving Park in two prior years.