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 – 85 S. Main St., front entrance

Residents can drop-off for recycling CFL & LED bulbs; tooth brushes, empty toothpaste tubes & floss containers and their packaging, metal lids & PakTech Ring Carriers.

Lorain County Solid Waste Management District drive-thru Collection Center located at 540 S. Abbe Road in Elyria is currently open on Mondays – 9am-3pm, Wednesdays – 12pm-6pm and Saturdays – 9am-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, All Vegetable-based Cooking Oils, End of Life Books & much more can be recycled at the county’s Collection Center. View their flier HERE.

Residents can also drop-off curbside, recyclable items (#1 & #2 plastic bottles and jugs; metal, aluminum & bi-metal cans; mixed paper and cardboard) at the Collection Center during hours of operation.
LCSWMD Information Line: 440-329-5440.

Oberlin Community Services

Drop off your clean & dry, plastic or Styrofoam egg cartons for reuse at their food pantry during business hours, M-F.

Walmart, Discount Drug Mart and Giant Eagle

These stores accept #2 & #4 plastic grocery bags. In addition, Walmart accepts bubble wrap & product over wrap (film wrap); Giant Eagle accept newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags, bread & produce bags and wraps.

Film wrap is the plastic wrapping around bulk package products. Bags & film wraps must be clean & dry.

UPS Store
Clean, Styrofoam Packing peanuts, airbags & 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.

Cleveland Clinic – Cole Eye West at 309 W. Lorain Street

Drop-off and donate (kid & adult) Eye Glasses at the Lions Recycle for Sight donation box during regular business hours.

Oberlin Police Department

Old, outdated and/or unused medication can be dropped-of and placed in the collection box in the Lobby – available 24/7.