Compost Site

OPENING DAY:  Tuesday MARCH 19, 2024

Each citizen must empty their own yard waste.

The City of Defiance offers a location for citizens to dispose of yard waste (only leaves, small tree branches, grass, sticks - no cans or bottles or other trash and no bags). The entrance drive is located along the west fence of General Motors.

March through November:

  • Saturday: 9 am to 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Noon to 6 pm
  • Closed: July 4th and Thanksgiving Day 
  • Weekend hours will end on November 26, 2024
  • Saturdays will remain open until December 14, 2024

The last day the Compost Site will be open for the season is December 14, 2024 but will re-open in March 2025. 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

  • Brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Limbs (under 12 inches in diameter)
  • Plant materials
  • Shrubs

Non-Acceptable Materials

  • Animal waste
  • Black walnuts and hulls
  • Construction debris
  • Dirt
  • Limbs exceeding 12 inches in diameter
  • Trash (cans/plastics/automotive parts/etc.)
  • Tree stumps

Further Information

Commercial dumping is prohibited.

Please note: Regulations and hours are subject to change.

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