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For General Information:


Click on the buttons below for program details & to register:

For more information, contact the Recreation Office:

Keep Oberlin Beautiful Day - Saturday, May 21
Keep Oberlin Beautiful Day

Keep Oberlin Beautiful Day activities
(formerly known as Oberlin Pride Day)
will take place

Saturday, May 21st from 9AM-12PM.

For volunteer opportunities, contact Oberlin Recycling Coordinator Lori Sprosty:


Clean Up & Flower Planting
All Around Oberlin

30-Yard Dumpster Available for Extra Waste
Oberlin City Hall Parking Lot
85 South Main Street

Tire Drop-Off
Green Acres Site
East College Street & Oberlin Road

Click HERE for more information


For more information, contact the Recreation Office:

Oberlin Shred Day

The City of Oberlin is hosting a Shred Day event on

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Green Acres Site
(East College Street & Oberlin Road)

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.

For more information, contact Recycling Coordinator Lori Sprosty:

Mosquito Control Program

Warmer weather brings the return of mosquitoes. As part of the City’s Mosquito Control Program, residents may pick up Mosquito Control Briquettes for FREE from the Public Works Department. The briquettes work in standing water only and prevent mosquito larvae from maturing to adulthood.

For educational materials and/or Mosquito Control Briquettes, visit the
Public Works Department
85 South Main Street

Or call the Public Works Department:


Compost Available for Food Waste Composting Program Participants

Residents & businesses that are participating in Oberlin’s composting program can now receive compost from the food waste collected in the program!

The first annual compost giveaway will be
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Behind the Wastewater Treatment Plant on St. Rt. 511
Please bring a truck/suitable containers

Compost can also be delivered by contacting Barnes Nursery:


You can still sign up for the program and receive compost on-site at the giveaway,

by visiting

or by contacting Barnes Nursery:


For more information, contact the Oberlin Police Department:

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. In continued support of the LGBTQ+ community, Oberlin City Council passed an ordinance last year to make it unlawful in the City of Oberlin to discriminate against someone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in the areas of employment, housing or public accommodation. Click HERE to learn more about these protections.

For questions regarding this legislation, to seek assistance, or for additional resources,
please contact Code Administrator Chris Yates:

National Bicycle Safety Month

In recognition of National Bicycle Safety Month this May, the Oberlin Police Department offers these tips to help keep everyone safe:

Tips for Bicyclists

  • Check bike equipment: proper condition, fit & function of tires, brakes, handlebars, and seat
  • Check safety equipment: properly fitted bike helmet, working headlight, tail light & reflectors if riding at night
  • Obey the same traffic laws as cars: ride in the same direction as traffic, obey lane markings, stop signs and traffic lights
  • Ride predictably in a straight line as near to curb as practical & use proper hand signals when changing lanes or turning

Tips for Motorists

  • Pass bicyclists on the road with care: give at least 3 feet of clearance when passing a bicycle, as required by Ohio law
  • Look for cyclists prior to opening car doors or pulling out of a parking space
  • Yield to cyclists at intersections as you would for cars and watch for cyclists prior to turning left or right
  • Respect designated bike lanes - do not use them for parking, turning or passing

2022 Compost / Wood Chip Giveaway

The City of Oberlin will be giving away leaf compost & wood chips from 9AM-1PM behind the Oberlin Wastewater Treatment Plant on St. Rt. 511 on the following dates:

 May 21 June 18 July 18 August 20 September 17

Click HERE to Learn More

Or more information, including delivery services, contact the Public Works Department: