Compost Site


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.

The last day the Compost Site will be open for the season is December 2, 2023 but will re-open in March 2024. 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.