2022 Yard Waste Collection begins Monday, March  21st.

Modifications have been made to Yard Waste Collections:

Residents are required to call (440) 775-7218 for service no later than the preceding Sunday. When calling or leaving a message please provide name, address, phone number and the estimated number of bags for collection. Weekly collection will happen every Monday, except holidays – Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day & Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Residents are reminded to limit the maximum weight of any given bag to 30# since our personnel have to pick these up to shoulder height to load into a full size dump truck.

Effective in 2022, green yard waste tags will no longer be required.  Collection staff will note the number of bags by address and residents will be billed $1/bag for the total number of bags collected.  To be credited for green yard waste tags previously purchased, residents should continue to use them until they are gone.

Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, and other non-woody plant materials. 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.

2022 Spring Brush Collection begins the week of Monday, April 11th.

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 during the week of April 11 and run through  May 15.

Given social distancing protocols and staffing levels, this work will be performed as a two person operation, 2 or 3 days a week. We ask residents to be patient and to remind them of program rules intended to make collection safe and efficient. 

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 15. Call Public Works with questions (440) 775-7218.

2022 Compost/Wood Chip Giveaway dates:

  • Saturday, April 16

  • Saturday, May 21

  • Saturday, June 18

  • Saturday, July 16

  • Saturday, August 20

  • Saturday, September 17

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. Scroll down this page for a link to the application form.
Questions should be directed to the Public Works Department at 775-7218 during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2022 Fall Brush Collection begins the week of Monday, Sept. 12th. 

Curbside brush collection service is provided one month in the spring and one month in the fall. The Fall Brush Collection is scheduled to begin during the week of Sept. 12 and run through October 9th. 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, OCTOBER 9, 2022. Call Public Works at (440) 775-7218 with questions.

2022 Fall Curbside Leaf Collection begins the week of October 24th.

The Fall curbside leaf collection will begin the week of Oct. 24 and will continue until a majority of the leaves are picked up or until we get a substantial snowfall. 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 will not collect leaves in the spring. Residents may use the yard waste collection for residual leaves.

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