"We have lived in the Village of Mettawa for many years. Our three children went to Rondout school. We were attracted to Mettawa because of the rural environment. When our children were small, they had cats, a dog, rabbits, a horse and we had a vegetable garden - and that is still possible today".

– Casey & Gerry

Resident Services

Police and Security Services

Public Safety TruckPublic Safety Patrol (847) 404-6272

Mettawa patrols the village throughout the week. This resident service is provided in addition to the coverage provided by the Lake County Sheriff's department. The Mettawa Security vehicle is easily identifiable by the Mettawa Public Safety logo visible on the white pick-up truck. If you would like to have your house checked while you are out our town, please contact Mettawa Public Safety for this service.

Mettawa is dedicated to the protection and security of all residents and, in partnership with the Lake County Sheriff's department, to providing quality public safety services.

Lake County Sheriff's Department

Mettawa Security RemindersThe Village has an emergency services agreement with the Lake County Sheriff's Department. Calls made to 911 will result in a response from the Sheriff's Department. The Department also responds to automatic alarms, traffic accidents and crime incidents in our residential and commercial areas. While the Sheriff's Deputies do not provide routine patrol in the Village, they are nearby serving the unincorporated areas in southeast Lake County.

Mark C. Curran, Jr. – Sheriff
25 S. Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) -377-4000 – non-emergency
Fax (847)-360-5796
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mettawa Security Reminders

Please click here to download a copy of the Mettawa Security Reminder publication.

Security Reminders


Recycle LogoIllinois Governor Quinn signed legislation that took effect January 1, 2012, making it illegal to put electronics in your weekly garbage collection. Therefore a special arrangement has been made with LAKES DISPOSAL to make collections on the 1st Friday of each month for electronics.

Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Guide

Please call 847-366-8582 to schedule an electronics pick-up; approved items include:

Televisions Monitors
Printers Satellite Receivers
Cell Phones Electronic Keyboards
Fax Machines Videocassette Recorders
Portable Digital Music Players Digital Video Disc Players
Video Game Consoles Small Scale Servers
Scanners Electronic Mice
Digital Converter Boxes Cable Receivers
Computers (laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet)


Garbage is collected weekly. Village wide garbage and recycling pickup and recycling occur on Fridays. Garbage should be out by Thursday evening or Friday morning and the bins should be removed from the curb by the evening of collection. If your garbage is ever missed or you have questions about service, contact Lake Disposable at 847-366-8582.Lake Disposal

There is no collection on national holidays. When collection falls on one of these holidays, collections are delayed by one day.

Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Guide

Lakes Disposal Services, Inc.
31006 N. Route 83

Grayslake, IL 60030

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 296
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Phone: (847) 366-8582 or (815) 675-0400
 Fax: (815) 675-9524
Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 4:30pm

Snow and Ice Control

Snow PlowMettawa salts and plows all Village owned roads so that residents can travel safely and easily during the winter months when driving tends to be most hazardous.

The implementation of one of several plowing scenarios is determined by the amount of snow and ice forecast and the duration of the storm. The goal is to have all areas plowed in a timely manner so that residents and business owners are not delayed in their travels.