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 – No Drop-off at this time

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 will begin limited operations on the following Saturdays: July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1, 2020. Hours of collection are from 9am to 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, styrofoam egg cartons for reuse at their food pantry during business hours, M-F.

IGA, Walmart, Giant Eagle and Kohl’s

These stores also accept #2 & #4 plastic grocery bags. In addition they accept newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags, bread & produce bags. Film wrap is the plastic wrap around bulk package products. Bags & film wraps must be clean & dry.

UPS Store
Clean, Styrofoam Packing peanuts, air bags & 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.

Oberlin Public Library

Donate old Eye Glasses to the Lions Recycle for Sight donation box &  old crayons at The Crayon Initiative box.

Oberlin Police Department

Old, outdated and/or unused medication should be placed in the Drop-off Bin in the Lobby – available 24/7.