Lorain County Collection Center

The Collection Center is located at 540 South Abbe Road in Elyria.
Just north of the intersection of East Broad St. and South Abbe Rd.

Please Note: The Collection Center does not accept any Textiles, Furniture, Yard Waste or Construction / Demolition Debris. 
The Collection Center does not offer any type of "Pick Up" service.

Lorain County Collection Center Participation Guidelines (SVG1)

Days/Hours of Operation (subject to change) 
Monday                      Wednesday                     Saturday 
9:00am – 3:00pm       12:00pm – 6:00pm       9:00am – 3:00pm 

View the list of accepted and not accepted materials here:
Collection Center Flyer (PDF). 

For Lorain County Residents, Businesses, and Non-Profit Organizations only

Participation restrictions apply by material delivered. 

To prove residency in Lorain County, you will be required to identify yourself with a valid driver's license or other acceptable forms of photo ID or proof of residency. 


Businesses, Non-Profits, Government Units, Schools, and other Organizations are prohibited by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from dropping off any hazardous waste material.

For a copy of the waiver please view the Residential Waiver Form (PDF) or the Businesses Waiver Form (PDF)

Google Maps Aerial View of Collection Center

New Entrance at Collection Center


The Collection Center will be closed on the following days: 

  • Monday, January 1st in observation of New Year's
  • Monday, January 17th in observation of Martin Luther King JR. Day
  • Monday, February 21st in observation of President's Day
  • Monday, May 30th in observation of Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 20th in observation of Juneteenth
  • Monday, July 4th in observation of Independence Day
  • Monday, September 5th in observation of Labor Day
  • Monday, October 10th in observation of Columbus Day
  • Saturday, December 24th in observation of Christmas Eve
  • Monday, December 26th in observation of Christmas
  • Saturday, December 31st in observation of New Year's Eve
  • Monday, January 2nd in observation of New Year's