Welcome to the City of Amherst, Ohio
We welcome you to the City of Amherst, Ohio. A historic city located just a short distance from Lake Erie, Amherst boasts a population of approximately 12,000 and encompasses seven square miles. We have wonderful residential districts and excellent schools. For more on our history and other information see Amherst At A Glance.
Bulk pickup is scheduled for the 2nd full week of each month. Bulk items and excess trash will be picked up at the curb on the regular pickup day during the weeks shown below. Residents serviced by Republic Services may place up to 3 - 32 gallon cans or 6 bags of excess trash out on their regular pickup day. Republic Services will pick up bulk items during the following weeks: December 9, January 13, February 10
Yard waste will be collected each week on your regular collection day beginning approximately the week of April 15 through the end of November. Place grass clippings, branches, and other yard waste in a can not to exceed 40 pounds or in a brown paper bag on the curb with your trash and recycling cans. Before April 15th and after November 30th, place all yard waste in the blue trash can.
Recycling Information (Green Cans): Allowable Items
All your household recycling materials including cardboard boxes, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, cereal boxes, cartons, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans and #1 through #7 plastic containers can be placed in the recycling cart provided. All items should be placed loose in the cart as there is no requirement to bag the recyclable materials. Do not jam items into the container. Please see the allowable items flyer provided by Republic Services.
Items excluded from recycling include but are not limited to window glass, light bulbs, drinking glasses, mirrors or ceramics and empty plastic containers that had been contaminated with motor oil, antifreeze and pesticides or herbicides. All these items should be placed in the trash container provided.
For more information please see the 2013 Republic Services Newsletter. Questions about recycling should be directed to the Republic Services Customer Service Department at 1-800-433-1309
The Lorain County Solid Waste District has a Collection Center at 540 South Abbe Road, Elyria. The Collection Center is open Monday and Wednesday Noon - 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Please visit their webpage for more information on what will be accepted.
You can view a copy of the Amherst Zoning map here or on the Planning and Zoning page.