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Saturday, April 8th 10am-12pm Tappan Square

Easter Egg Hunt Divided by Age Group Ages 2-12 Visits with the Easter Bunny Games & Activities And More!

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Easter Egg Hunt

Earth Day Plastic Bag Swap

In celebration of Earth Day, ditch single-use plastic bags at the City of Oberlin’s Plastic Bag Swap on Friday, April 21st from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Oberlin IGA (331 E. Lorain St.). Bring 3 or more plastic shopping bags to IGA and we’ll swap them out for a FREE reusable shopping bag!

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For more information, contact Recycling Coordinator Lori Sprosty:


Click the Button Below for More Information, or Contact the Oberlin Office of Sustainability:

2023 Earth Day 5K

Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:00am Tappan Square

The Earth Day 5K Run is open to runners of all ages and offers awards to the overall winners of the race and the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place runners in all age divisions.

$20 Registration Fee Before April 19th $25 Registration Fee Day of Race

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Earth Day 5K

Oberlin Senior Citizens Space

The Oberlin Recreation Office is excited to announce that a dedicated Senior Citizens Space is now available at the Prospect Building (36 South Prospect Street). The space is open Monday - Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm and Seniors are welcome to drop by anytime during these hours. The Senior Citizens Space is used as a gathering space for our Senior community and is equipped with a comfortable seating area, tables and chairs, books & games, and a refreshment area. The Recreation Office will be offering programming for Seniors in the space or in surrounding rooms, including various speakers, chair exercises, luncheons, and more. Seniors are also able to plan their own programs and events in coordination with the Recreation Office staff.

For more information, visit the Senior Citizens Space or contact the Recreation Office:


We're Hiring! City of Oberlin Summer Jobs

The City of Oberlin is hiring for seasonal positions in the Public Works Department and Recreation Office:

Light Equipment Operators - Maintain City Parks & Facilities
Must be 18+ Driver’s License Required

Recreation Aides - Work in Summer Recreation Programs
Must be Legal Age for Employment

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All Applications & Full Job Descriptions:

For more information, contact the Human Resources Department:

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Oberlin Police Department will host its bi-annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00AM-2:00PM in the Police Department lobby (85 South Main Street). This event provides the community with a means to safely and responsibly dispose of unused / unwanted / expired prescription medications.

If you miss the event, prescription medications can also be disposed of through the self-serve drop-box available 24/7 in the Police Department lobby.

For more information, contact the Oberlin Police Department:

City Income Taxes - R.I.T.A.

The Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.) offers FREE E-File and E-Payment of Oberlin City Taxes. Tax forms and payments may also be filed by mail or dropped off at one of R.I.T.A.’s regional offices.

For more information, contact R.I.T.A.:

Filing Due Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Residential Rain Barrel Programs

The City introduced a Rain Barrel Incentive Program to encourage water conservation and reduce the amount of stormwater flowing from residential properties. Residential property owners who purchase a commercially available rain barrel can receive a rebate of up to $50.00. Incentives are limited to one per property.

The City also has a program that provides repurposed 50-gallon barrels that have been converted into rain barrels to residents for FREE periodically throughout the year.

To be put on a waiting list for one of these barrels, or for more information on the Incentive Program, contact Oberlin Stormwater Coordinator Jennifer Reeves:

2023 Spring Brush Collection
  • 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


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

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

For more information, contact the Public Works Department:


Yard Waste Collection Begins March 20th
  • Monday collections
  • Must be in biodegradable yard waste bags
  • Residents must schedule a collection in advance.

To schedule a collection, contact the Public Works Department and provide name, address & phone number when calling/leaving a message.