Fire at Oberlin Recycling Complex


Photo courtesy of the City of Oberlin

Madeline Stocker, News Editor

A fire broke out at Oberlin’s Public Works Complex Saturday, destroying all six of the city’s garbage trucks and temporarily suspending all residential recycling. According to City Manager Eric Norenburg, this week’s recyclables will be combined with the rest of the city’s garbage and transported to the local landfill. The fire, which completely consumed the garage at 528 Hillcreek Drive, is believed to have caused between $1.5 and 2 million worth of damages. Along with the trucks and the building itself, the fire also destroyed the city’s forklift. Over a dozen firefighters reported to the scene, though none sustained injuries. The cause of the fire remains unknown, though arson is not suspected.


Sources: ABC News Cleveland, The Chronicle Telegram