*2021 Yard Waste Collection Service begins Monday, March 1st 

*Modifications have been made to Yard Waste Collections:

  1. Residents are required to call in for service no later than the preceding Sunday and must provide name, address and phone number when calling or leaving a message. Residents are reminded to limit the maximum weight of any given bag to 30#, since our personnel have to pick these bags up to shoulder height to load into a full size dump truck. Yard waste bags are collected on Monday’s, excluding City holidays.
  2. Since many people will not have yard waste stickers and no way to buy them, collection staff will note the number of untagged bags by address. Residents will be billed for the number of untagged bags collected.
    Thank you for your patience during this time.

Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, and other non-woody plant materials. Collection must be scheduled in advance by calling (440) 775-7218.   Yard waste must be placed in paper “lawn and leaf” bags or plastic yard waste bags that are clearly marked “biodegradable” by the manufacturer. Do not use grocery store bags or other bags not designed for this purpose. Paper ‘lawn and leaf’ bags and biodegradable plastic bags can be incorporated directly into the compost. This increases efficiency and helps the City produce higher quality compost. Maximum weight is 30 lbs. per bag.

This requirement does not apply to brush or fall curbside leaf collection. At other times, leaves shall be treated as yard waste.

2021 Spring Brush Collection – begins Monday, April 12th 

Curbside brush collection service is provided one month in the spring and one month in the fall. The Spring Brush Collection is scheduled to begin Monday, April 12th and run through Sunday, May 16th. 

Guidelines for brush collection include brush being cut to lengths no longer than six feet (6′) and should be neatly stacked (same direction) at the curb. Limbs larger than six inches (6”) in diameter should not be placed out for city collection. Brush must be free of wire, metal, stone, nails, rope, or other foreign materials. Japanese Knotweed (looks like bamboo), stumps, brush with root balls, limbs larger than six inches in diameter, unstacked brush, grape vines, rose bushes, and non-woody yard waste will not be collected by the City. Brush resulting from tree removal or major trimming projects is the responsibility of the property owner. The City reserves the right not to collect excessive amounts of brush. All brush must be placed out on the curb no later than Sunday, May 16, 2021. Call Public Works at (440) 775-7218 with questions.

 

Compost/Wood Chip Giveaway  – 2021 dates:

  • Saturday, April 17

  • Saturday, May 15

  • Saturday, June 19

  • Saturday, July 17

  • Saturday, August 21

  • Saturday, September 18

The City of Oberlin will be giving away leaf compost and wood chips on the above dates from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This event will be postponed if wet conditions make the compost site too muddy for safe access.
The leaf compost and wood chips will be available behind the City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility on St. Rt. 511 East. The City’s front-end loader will be available to load into open trailers and pickup trucks. Residents may also bring a shovel and suitable containers to load smaller quantities. Delivery of compost and wood chips is also available for a fee. Questions should be directed to the Public Works Department at 775-7218 during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2021 Fall Brush Collection dates to come.

Curbside brush collection service is provided one month in the spring and one month in the fall. The Fall Brush Collection schedule will be posted later this year; check back in the summer for dates. Guidelines for brush collection include brush being cut to lengths no longer than six feet (6′) and should be neatly stacked (same direction) at the curb. Limbs larger than six inches (6”) in diameter should not be placed out for city collection. Brush must be free of wire, metal, stone, nails, rope, or other foreign materials. Japanese Knotweed (looks like bamboo), stumps, brush with root balls, limbs larger than six inches in diameter, unstacked brush, grape vines, rose bushes, and non-woody yard waste will not be collected by the City. Brush resulting from tree removal or major trimming projects is the responsibility of the property owner. The City reserves the right not to collect excessive amounts of brush. Call Public Works at (440) 775-7218 with questions.

2021 Fall Curbside Leaf Collection dates to come.

Leaf collection schedule & dates will be posted later this year. Leaves are to be raked to the curb lawn only and not into the street. Leaves in the street clog storm drains and contribute excess nutrient loading to Plum Creek.  The City does not collect leaves in the spring. Residents may use the yard waste collection for residual leaves.