Lakeside Chautauqua

Homeowner & Campground Updates

Lakeside homeowners and Campground residents are encouraged to check this page for updates in the community. We value you as a homeowner and Campground resident and want to ensure you have consistent communication throughout the year.

spring leaf pick up

Spring Leaf Pick Up will run from April 10-May 12, 2023. Residents are asked to place their loose leaves in piles at the curb and the Maintenance Department will collect them as needed. To ensure that your leaves are picked up in a safe and efficient manner, please note the following:

  • Leaves must be placed in long, narrow piles along the edge of the road.
  • When raking, please rake onto the street pavement. If leaf piles are left in the yard or gravel areas, we can’t vacuum because the gravel will damage the machinery. The leaves must be raked onto the pavement so the truck can reach them. The Lakeside crew will follow the printed schedule, so don’t hesitate to rake leaves onto the street pavement.
  • We also ask that you please separate piles of sticks from the leaf piles. Sticks clog the machine’s intake hose, decreasing our efficiency and causing unnecessary wear and tear on the equipment.
  • Trimmings from bushes, pulled up annuals, ivy and other vines, cut perennials and any potted plants (fern hanging baskets) should be placed in brown lawn refuse bags for regular garbage pick-up.

Thank you for your efforts to keep Lakeside a beautiful community.


Construction Deadline: The stop date for outside construction work is Thursday, May 25, 2023 at sundown. After May 25, you may quietly perform inside work Monday-Saturdays, as long as you park off-site and do not block any roads. No trucks or trailers longer than 20’ will be allowed through the gates during the Chautauqua season. Power washing and exterior spray painting are not allowed unless done by the homeowner. In-season construction complaints can only be resolved by a full stop of work.

Smoke Detectors: Please check your smoke detectors when you return for the season, insert new batteries, and make sure you have a working fire extinguisher under your kitchen sink. If you’re physically unable to check your smoke detectors, you may call the Danbury Fire Department at (419) 798-5219 and they will provide assistance.

Off-Season Gate Information: After Labor Day, a Chautauqua Pass is not required to enter the Lakeside grounds. The Fifth Street Gate is accessible 24 hours. East/West Second St., Cedar Ave., East Fourth St. and South Gates close 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Recycling & Trash Services

Trash Pick Up

  • Memorial Day through Labor Day: Tuesday & Friday
  • Labor Day through Memorial Day: Tuesday

Recycling Pick Up

  • Year-Round: Tuesday

Curbside trash will be picked up twice per week (Tuesdays and Fridays) in the summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day and resume its once per week pick up on Tuesdays from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Curbside recycling will be picked up year-round once per week on Tuesdays.
This service is available to homeowners and contracted cottage rental units. Trash and recycling containers must have lids and be placed at the curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of pickup. In an effort to streamline communication between residents and Republic Services, Republic has created an email address that can be used for residents to communicate directly with their dispatch team regarding service issues and concerns:

Larger trash containers and recycling bins are located near the South Gate entrance, available year-round. Recycling containers are also located at the Danbury Police Station on State Route 269.


  • Recycling: Aluminum cans, aluminum foil, cardboard, cereal boxes, glass bottles, only plastics accepted are bottles and jugs with necks or threaded tops, magazines, mail, paper, paperboard, phonebooks, steel cans
  • Yard Waste: Branches, Christmas trees, grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery
  • Bulk Waste: Basketball hoop, bookcase, couch, desk, dresser, entertainment center, household furniture, kitchen table, picnic table, ping pong table, pool, swing set, toys
  • Appliances: Air conditioner, barbecue grill, box fans, ceiling fans, dehumidifier, dishwasher, dryer, freezer, humidifier, microwave, refrigerator, stove, vacuum cleaner, washer, water heater, water softner
  • Landfill Transfer: Barrels, tanks


  • Recycling: Plastic bags, Styrofoam containers, tissue paper, wax coated cardboard
  • Yard Waste: Dirt, flowerpots, stumps, tree trunks
  • Appliances: Propane tanks
  • Landfill Transfer: Abrasives, animal waste, batteries, corrosive waste, flammable waste, florescent light tubes (large quantities), off spec raw materials, PCB materials, refinery brick materials, cars, trucks, motorhomes, buses (no vehicles)
House Watch

House Watch is a free service available to homeowners and provided by Lakeside during the winter months. Download and return a House Watch Form to: Lakeside Chautauqua, Attn: House Watch, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440 or fax to (419) 798-5033. Forms must be resubmitted each year.

Streets and Drainage Advisory Task Force

Lakeside Chautauqua suffers from significant deferred maintenance in the areas of adequate drainage, storm runoff, street and sidewalk deterioration and street/intersection safety.

Due to the overwhelming number of questions raised by Lakeside Property Owners Association members, a Streets and Drainage Advisory Task Force has been formed. This team is comprised of Lakeside staff, Lakeside Association Board of Directors, Lakeside Property Owners Association representatives, and community members with professional expertise in construction, engineering, law, finance and Lakeside’s needs.

Over the next six to eight months, Streets and Drainage Advisory Task Force members will partner with Lakeside Executive staff and the Board to provide recommendations regarding the project at the Association Board meeting in May 2023. Visit

Municipal Services Updates

The Municipal Services Updates feature highlights of current maintenance projects in our community. Thank you to our dedicated Maintenance Crew for their hard work maintaining Lakeside year-round. View updates.

Construction FAQs during the Chautauqua Season
HP-DRB & Living in a National Historic District

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Each fall, Ottawa County holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Visit or call (419) 334-7222 for more information. 2023 date to be determined. 

Island View Subdivision

Island View, a subdivision created in 1954, is located just outside the East Second Street Gate of Lakeside. The subdivision is both within the Village of Marblehead and part of Lakeside.

Island View property owners pay Ottawa County real estate taxes and Lakeside’s quarterly assessment. The Island View Property Owners Committee (IVPOC) has been recognized by Lakeside as representing and managing Island View’s interests. Read the Island View Subdivision Restrictions. 

Rules & Regulations

As a gated community, Lakeside values the safety and health and wellness of our guests and residents. Review our updated Rules & Regulations for additional information.