Public Works is comprised of a number of city departments responsible for specific maintenance functions in city right-of-ways.
Public Works has online capabilities for you to submit a Work Request 24/7, rather than only through a telephone call during business.
The Street Department is responsible for items such as:
Maintaining storm sewers / drainage ways
Street signs and markings
The Forestry Department is responsible for the care of parkway trees, including trimming, removal and new plantings.
The Electrical Department is responsible for city-owned traffic signals and street lights.
While ComEd completes yearly inspection of trees near power lines, if you require assistance with removing or trimming trees near ComEd energy equipment, residents have the opportunity to fill out ComEd's work order request directly.
Curbside Leaf Collection
Unbagged leaf collection takes place in the Fall of the year. Guidelines listing wards and dates are made available generally in October. LRS collects bagged yard waste from March 15th through December 15th. Additional information is here.
When a holiday falls on Sunday through Friday, the scheduled pickup will be delayed by one day. If a holiday falls on Saturday, the scheduled pickup day will not be delayed. Download the list of holidays.
New Years Day
4th of July
The City of Waukegan Adopt-a-Road program lets individuals and community groups adopt portions of streets and roads to assist with litter control. Participating individuals and groups agree to adopt the location for two years. Waukegan Public Works will provide garbage bags and will remove filled garbage bags after collection. Complete the application to Adopt-a-Road.