September 1, 2014

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Republic facility will take Oberlin recyclables

OBERLIN — Oberlin residents can drop off recyclable items at Republic Services’ Recycling Center, 43650 Oberlin-Elyria Road,

The center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The location will serve as a temporary recycling center while the city works to reinstitute recycling services after a fire at the city’s Public Works building Feb. 15.

Residents can drop off plastic food and beverage, detergent and soap containers, numbers 1 through 7; carton containers; aluminum, steel and bimetal food and beverage cans; glass food and beverage containers; mixed papers and cardboard.

Any recycling buckets or bins placed on the curb for city collection will be collected with the garbage and put into the landfill.

The green and yellow Paper Retriever bins throughout Oberlin also accept mixed paper, including newspapers, inserts, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, office or school papers, including window envelopes and staples; softcover or paperback books; phone books and workbooks and shredded paper bagged in paper or plastic bags.

Broken-down cardboard with packing contents removed is accepted at specially marked bins.

Paper Retriever bins that are used by sponsoring organizations, such as schools and churches, earn monthly revenue from the paper collected, according to the city.

For more recycling information, contact Public Works Recycling Coordinator Lori Sprosty at (440) 935-0096.