Oberlin Area Paper Bins
Oberlin Public Library, Eastwood, Prospect, Langston and Oberlin High Schools; Splash Zone; Kendal at Oberlin; Oberlin College –Stevenson Hall & Service Building. 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 accepts light bulbs & CFL’s as well as tooth brushes, empty toothpaste tubes & floss containers and their packaging, and metal lids.
Lorain County Solid Waste Management District drive-thru Collection Center located at 540 S. Abbe Road in Elyria is currently open on Wednesdays from 12pm-6pm and Saturdays from 9am-3pm.
Household Hazardous Waste (including aerosol cans), E-Scrap (Computers, TV’s & Other Electronics), Fluorescent Lamps, Tubes, Ballasts, Rechargeable Batteries, Ink/toner Cartridges, Scrap Tires, End of Life Books & much more can be recycled at the county’s Collection Center. View their brochure.
Residents can drop-off their recyclable items at 540 Abbe Road in Elyria on Saturdays during hours of operation.
LCSWMD Information Line: 440-329-5440.
Oberlin Community Services
Drop off your clean & dry, plastic or Styrofoam egg cartons for reuse at their food pantry during business hours, M-F.
Walmart, Discount Drug Mart and Giant Eagle
These stores accept #2 & #4 plastic grocery bags. In addition, Giant Eagle accept newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags, bread & produce bags and wraps. Film wrap is the plastic wrapping around bulk package products. Bags & film wraps must be clean & dry.
Clean, Styrofoam Packing peanuts, airbags & bubble wrap can be taken to any UPS store for reuse.
Advance Auto Parts
Drop-off (up to 5 gallons per drop), motor oil, brake, hydraulic, power steering & transmission fluids for proper disposal.
Cleveland Clinic – Cole Eye West at 309 W. Lorain Street
Drop-off and donate (kid & adult) Eye Glasses at the Lions Recycle for Sight donation box during regular business hours.
Oberlin Police Department
Old, outdated and/or unused medication should be placed in the Drop-off Bin in the Lobby – available 24/7.