Compost Site

City of Defiance Compost Site

The City of Defiance offers a location for citizens to dispose of yard waste. The entrance drive is located along the west fence of General Motors.  All private residents are welcome to take compost and mulch from the site when available.

Hours of Operation until November 20, 2018:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

After November 20, 2018, the compost site will only be open the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Compost Site will be closed for the season starting December 2, 2018 and re-open in March 2019. The date to be determined.

The Compost Site is available to Defiance City residents only and must show a valid driver’s license or utility bill to access the site.

Acceptable Materials:

Grass Clippings
Plant Materials
Limbs (under 12″ in diameter)

Non-Acceptable Materials:

Construction Debris
Tree Stumps
Limbs exceeding 12″ in diameter
Trash (cans/plastics/automative parts/etc.)
Animal Waste
Black Walnuts & Hulls

Commercial dumping is prohibited.

**Regulations and hours are subject to change.**

For Information call City of Defiance Water Pollution Control Division at 419-782-0841

Contact Information:

Water Pollution Control
26273 State Route 281 East
Defiance, Ohio 43512


Assistant Superintendent  – Andrew Richardson

More information on trash disposal:

information on home composting:

Compost Site Hours of Operation:

Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closed on the following Holidays:
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Last day open for 2018 is Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m – 2:30 p.m. Then closed for the season.