With the 4th of July less than a month away, we want to make your celebration with us as smooth as possible. Please find parking information that will be in effect during the Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn’s Fireworks display at Richards High School, 10601 Central Ave., along with the Oak Lawn Park District’s Party in the Park event at Memorial Park, 102nd & Major, on Wednesday, July 4th: 

Richard High School’s entire South Lot on 107th Street will be closed for resurfacing.

107th Street will be closed to traffic. 

Parking during these events will be available at the following locations:

* Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave. *

* Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th St. & Kostner Ave. (police patrols on the paths guiding patrons to the Fireworks display) *

* Memorial Park, 102nd & Major *

* Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St. *

Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste Information

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We encourage use of the blue toter to assist us in keeping our Village clean and greatly reduce rodent, insect and litter problems. In the event you have “overflow” of refuse and have more materials than your toter can hold you can utilize additional containers provided that the follow acceptable preparation:

  • All material is contained in a container or bag. 
  • Plastic or metal cans that are no larger than 35 gallons. 
  • All bags or containers cannot weigh more than 50 lbs.


All recycling materials must be placed in the tote. Extra material can wait until the following pickup, taken to our 24 hour recycling site, or if left at the curb in other containers, will be considered refuse. If you regularly have surplus material, consider requesting an additional toter, there is no additional cost.


Click here for complete list of acceptable recycling items

Click here for plastic recycling information


Yard Waste

We encourage yard waste totes for collection. They are available for a small price, $40 (an $80 value). However they are not required. Yard waste toters can be purchased at the Cashier window in the Village Hall. Public Works will drop off toter curbside.

Containment requirements for yard waste are as follows:

  • A yard waste sticker must identify the container and be visible from the street. 
  • Reinforced 33-Gallon Kraft paper bags are acceptable containment. 
  • Yard Waste will NOT be accepted in plastic bags. 
  • Brush or branches are to be properly contained, bagged or bundled and tied, so that one person can safely load it into the truck (4’ or less in length, and 50 pounds or less). All stone and dirt must be removed from shrubs.


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