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.
The 2012 Consumer Confidence Report containing information about the water purchased from the cities of Lorain and Elyria can be accessed at the following website: www.amherstohio.org/ccr. Questions concerning this report should be directed to John Corbin Jr. in the Amherst Water Department at (440) 988-7625.
Norfolk Southern Railroad, through its contractors, The Ruhlin Company, will be rehabilitating the overpass on North Lake Street in Amherst. North Lake Street will be closed to all traffic from Milan Avenue to W. Martin Street beginning June 3rd to approximately July 31st for these repairs. Detour signs will be posted.
Passes for the Anna Mohr Schmauch Pool at Maude Neiding Park are on sale in the Treasurer's Office located in the San Spring building at 480 Park Avenue. The Treasurer's Office is open Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and can be reached by calling (440) 988-3745. See the Parks and Recreation page for the rates, pool hours, swim lessons, and more information.
Do you have Ohio’s oldest refrigerator? Efficiency Smart™, Amherst’s partner in providing energy efficiency services, offers $50 for recycling your secondary (working) refrigerator or freezer. From May 1- July 31 the individual who recycles Ohio’s oldest refrigerator can win up to an additional $1,250! Visit www.efficiencysmart.org to view full contest details, and then schedule your FREE pickup by calling 855-695-5296.
Council has approved the 2013 Street Rehabilitation and Resurfacing Program. Please be aware of these construction areas and be prepared for possible traffic delays.
The following projects are part of the program that will be done during the summer of 2013:
The Lorain County Community Development department has awarded Amherst a Block Grant regarding a home repair program. This Low to Moderate Income (LMI) grant is being administered by the Lorain County Community Development department. Certain criteria must be met to qualify for this program:
Applications are available in the Mayor’s office at 206 South Main Street.
Questions regarding the program should be directed to Lorain County Community Development at (440) 328-2322.
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: May 12, June 9, July 7
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):
All your household recycling materials including cardboard boxes, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, cereal boxes, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans and #1 and #2 plastic containers must 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.
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.
Questions about recycling should be directed to the Republic Services Customer Service Dept.at 1-800-433-1309
The Amherst Transfer Station located at 8045 Pyle South Amherst Road will be open this year from Wednesday April 3, 2013 through Saturday, November 30, 2013 Hours of operation will be: Wednesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Due to increased costs for the disposal of yard waste the following tip schedule will apply:
Amherst residents should be prepared to show proof of Amherst residency. For information on what types of material will be accepted and the fees charged, please call Allied Waste at (440) 458-5191.