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For more information, contact the Recreation Office:

Curb Lawn Trees Available
Among their many benefits, trees help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mitigate stormwater run-off, reduce energy costs and increase property values. This year for the fall planting season, the Public Works Department is seeking Oberlin property owners who are interested in having one or more trees planted in the curb lawn.

Any interested property owner may contact the City’s Buildings & Grounds Superintendent/Arborist Jason Keltner:

Recycling Audit & Educational Campaign

The Lorain County Solid Waste Management District and the City of Oberlin Public Works Department will be conducting residential recycling audits in September and October. The first audit is planned for the week of September 12th, followed by recycling cart inspections over the next three recycling collection weeks. The final audit is planned for the last week of October. The recycling audits will be accompanied by a public education campaign so everyone knows how to Recycle Right!

Keep Oberlin Beautiful Day

Know What to Throw! - Only Place the Following in Your Recycling Cart:
#1 and #2 Plastic Bottles & Jugs Aluminum & Steel Cans Mixed Paper & Cardboard

For more information, contact Recycling Coordinator Lori Sprosty:

Curbside Leave Collection

Curbside Leaf Collection will begin Monday, October 24th and will continue until a majority of the leaves are collected or until there is a substantial snowfall. Please rake leaves to the curb lawn ONLY and not into the street.

Questions? Contact the Public Works Department:

Food Waste Composting Program

Oberlin residents can still sign up to participate in the City’s Food Waste Composting Program for FREE! Once registered, participants may drop off food waste at any of the 4 local drop-off sites:

Oberlin Community Services Prospect Building Spring Street Extension Oberlin IGA Parking Lot

Participants are also eligible to receive compost made from the collected food waste during annual compost giveaways!

For more information & to sign up, visit

Or contact Barnes Nursery:

Lorain County/Oberlin Shred Day

The City of Oberlin is hosting a Shred Day event on Saturday, September 17th from 9AM-12PM at the Green Acres site (East College St. & Oberlin Rd.). This service is FREE to Lorain County & Vermilion residents only, for the destruction of personal/confidential paper documents. Documents from companies, organizations, churches, schools, or municipalities will not be accepted.

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Can’t make the event? Documents can always be dropped off at the Lorain County Collection Center during normal business hours to be shredded.

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For more information, contact Oberlin Recycling Coordinator Lori Sprosty:

2022 Fall Brush Collection
Monday, September 12 - Sunday, October 9
  • Brush must be cut no longer than 6-feet in length & stacked neatly in the same direction at the curb
  • Diameter of limbs must be 6 inches or less
  • Brush must be free of wire, metal, stone, nails, rope or other foreign materials

Any brush placed on the curb lawn outside of the scheduled brush collection dates may be subject to enforcement action.


  • Limbs with a diameter greater than 6 inches
  • Brush resulting from tree removal or major trimming projects
  • Japanese Knotweed (Pictured)
  • Brush with root balls
  • Non-woody yard waste
  • Stumps
  • Grapevines
  • Rose bushes
  • Unstacked brush

For more information, contact the Public Works Department: