The Coordinated Efforts of Six Divisions

The Oberlin Public Works Department maintains the City’s infrastructure through the coordinated efforts of six divisions: Administration; Engineering; General Maintenance Division; Building and Grounds Division; Water Division; and Waste Water Division. A properly maintained infrastructure positively affects our residents’ quality of life, our business’ ability to thrive and the general public’s ability to move safely through our community. Sound infrastructure maintenance is a tool for attracting and keeping a strong local business base, a vital part of the City’s future.

As Oberlin continues to grow, so does the need for additional streets, sanitary and storm sewer, drinking water systems and environmental services. Proper planning allows this infrastructure building and maintenance to occur without imposing additional tax burdens on Oberlin families.

Feel free to use the Customer Service Request Line at (440) 775-7218 if you see a condition in the City that requires the action of the Public Works Department.

Administrative Division

This Division provides support services for each of the divisions within the department as well as other municipal departments.

Contact Public Works

Find contact information for each of the department's divisions here.


Click here to apply for dumpster service at your residence or place of business.


Engineering oversees the design and construction of public works infrastructure and provides technical assistance where needed.

General Maintenance Division

This Division provides services such as snow removal, leaf and brush collection, storm and sanitary sewer maintenance.


Check here for various Public Works collection and giveaway schedules.

Parks/Buildings & Grounds

This Division performs routine maintenance and construction for the City owned facilities and grounds.

Public Works Bids

Check here for Public Works projects currently posted for bids.

Refuse & Recycling

Read about the City's trash collection and recycling program here.

Stormwater Management Program

Read about the SWMP submitted by the City to the Ohio EPA.

Wastewater Division

The Water Environment Protection Facility (WEPF) provides waste water treatment for the City of Oberlin.

Water Division

The Water Division operated the water treatment facility serving nearly 3,000 homes and businesses.