Oberlin Area Paper Bins

Oberlin Public Library, Eastwood, Prospect, Langston and Oberlin High Schools; Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Splash Zone; Kendal at Oberlin; Oberlin College –Stevenson Hall & Service Bldg.; Mercy Allen Hospital. Residents are encouraged to recycle all mixed papers, phone books, shredded papers (place in clear, plastic bag & secure) and broken down cardboard boxes in the green & yellow paper retriever bins at these locations. View details here.

City Hall

City Hall accepts light bulbs & CFL’s as well as tooth brushes, empty toothpaste tubes & floss containers and their packaging.

Lorain County Solid Waste Management District drive-thru Collection Center

This facility handles items such as Household Hazardous Waste (including aerosol cans), E-Scrap (Computers, TV’s & Other Electronics), Fluorescent Lamps & Ballasts, Scrap Tires, End of Life Books & Other Paper Products. View their brochure.

Residents can drop-off their recyclable items at 540 Abbe Road in Elyria. Hours are Monday & Wednesday, noon to 6 PM and Saturday’s 9 AM to 6 PM.

Oberlin Community Services

Drop off your #2 & #4 plastic bags & film packaging wraps, your clean & dry plastic grocery bags and egg cartons for reuse at their food pantry.

Drop-off during regular business hours.

IGA, Walmart, Giant Eagle and Kohl’s

These stores also accept plastic grocery bags. In addition they accept newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags, bread & produce bags. Film wrap (the plastic around bulk package products) include: snacks & beverage cases, paper towels, bathroom tissues and diaper wraps. Bags & film wraps must be clean & dry.

UPS Store
Styrofoam Packing peanuts, air bags & bubble wrap can be taken to any UPS store for reuse.