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2023 City of Oberlin Halloween Parade & Spooktacular

Kick off the Holiday Season in Downtown Oberlin 
Saturday, December 2nd from 6pm-8pm

* Santa Claus Comes to Town * Tree Lighting Ceremony *
* Ice Sculptures * Holiday Lights Parade * Holiday Train *
* Musical Performances * And More! *

Enjoy Holiday Shopping & Dining All Evening in Downtown Oberlin!

For more information, and to see the event map, click below
or contact the City of Oberlin Office of Communications

2023 City of Oberlin Trick-or-Treat

Holiday Office Closures

The City Offices will be CLOSED on the following dates:

Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24
in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26
in observance of the Christmas Holiday

Monday, January 1
in observance of the New Year's Holiday

Emergency services and regular refuse/recycling collection are always available.

Residential Food Waste Composting Program

Help divert food waste from going to the landfill by participating in the
City's Food Waste Composting Program!

Residents may sign up for the FREE drop-off program and simply drop off food waste at any of these 4 locations:

  • Between Former OCS & Oberlin Depot

    285 South Professor Street
    (Access from Oberlin Depot parking lot)

  • Spring Street Extension

    Spring Street Between Groveland St. & the Bike Path

  • OEAC (Prospect Building)

    36 South Prospect Street

  • Oberlin IGA Parking Lot

    331 East Lorain Street

Curbside Food Waste Collection is also available for a small fee, and participants are eligible to receive compost made from the collected food waste during annual giveaways.

For more information and to sign up for the FREE drop-off program, visit  
To sign up for curbside collection, please call Barnes Nursery.

Oberlin Utility Bill Reminders
The City of Oberlin Utility Office offers Oberlin residents several
convenient ways to pay Oberlin utility bills:
Oberlin Utility Office440-775-7211
Oberlin Utility Office440-775-7214
Drive Up
Drop off utility bill payments in the drive up drop-in box in City Hall parking lot

85 South Main Street

Walk Up
Drop off utility bill payments in the drop-box on the south side of the Utility Office

69 South Main Street

Mail utility bill payments to the Utility Office:

69 S. Main St. - Oberlin, OH 44074

Online Payment
To pay with your credit card,  click "Pay Your Utility Bill" under the News section on the homepage, then click the green "Pay Here" button.

(convenience fee will be added)

Automatic Deduction
Go Paperless! Receive you bill by email and have your payment automatically deducted from your bank account.  Click "Utilities" from the "For Residents" tab, and select "Automatic Payment Program".
Need help paying your utility bills?  The City's CARING FUND is available to assist you!  This program is handled through Oberlin Community Services.  Please contact them for more information on the CARING FUND.
Oberlin Community Services440-774-6579

Recycle Non-Working Holiday Lights

Holiday lights not working?  Drop off your non-working holiday lights, power strips and cords to be recycled !

Drop off in the collection box between
November 24th and January 13th
in the Police Department / Court Lobby at 85 South Main Street.

For more information, contact Recycling Coordinator Lori Sprosty:

Lori Sprosty

     After-Holiday Live Tree Collection     
Curbside collection of live (not artificial) holiday trees will begin after the Christmas holiday and will continue through February.  Please remove all decorations and other items before placing your tree on the curb lawn for collection.
Do NOT cut up, bundle, or place your tree in plastic tree bags.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department:

Oberlin Senior Citizens Space

Stop by the Senior Citizens Space at the Oberlin Enrichment & Activity Center (Prospect Building) at 36 South Prospect Street.
Open Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:30 pm
(Excluding Holidays)
* Gathering Space * Senior Programming * Luncheons * And More! *

Yard Waste & Leaf Collection 
The LAST yard waste collection of the year will be Monday, November 20th.
To schedule yard waste collection, please call the Public Works Department.
  • 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 (Pictured)
  • Brush with root balls
  • Non-woody yard waste
  • Stumps
  • Grapevines
  • Rose bushes
  • Unstacked brush

Curbside Leaf Collection began October 30th and will continue until a majority of the leaves are collected or until there is substantial snowfall. 

Please rake leaves to the curb lawn ONLY and not into the street.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department:


The City of Oberlin wishes you a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!