Oakwood offers residents a wide variety of city services that go above and beyond the norm. In addition to the unmatched services provided by Oakwood's Public Safety Department, Oakwood citizens receive:
Waste Collection and Recycling Services
In Oakwood, there's no hauling heavy trash cans to the curb or alleyway. Using a fleet of quiet scooters, Oakwood's Public Works Department collects waste and recyclables from backyards. Yard waste is collected at the curb year-round.
Leaf Collection and Recycling
During the fall, the city collects leaves piled at the curb. They are recycled during the winter, and made available to residents in the form of mulch in time for spring landscaping.
Sidewalk Snow Removal
In addition to keeping streets plowed and deiced, the city removes snow from residential as well as commercial sidewalks when accumulations exceed one inch.
Oakwood operates its own water production and distribution system, supplying nearly 100% of the water used in the city. Water rates for 2010 were the 5th lowest out of 66 Miami Valley jurisdictions.
Through its annual Johnny Appleseed program, the city offers residents a 50% discount on several species of desirable trees to be planted in the lawn area between sidewalks and streets. In the 32 consecutive years of this program, 2,535 trees have been added to the city's neighborhoods, increasing property values and enriching the environment.