Compost Site

City of Defiance Compost Site

Open Tuesday, March 15, 2022 through Saturday, December 17, 2022.
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.

Days and Hours of Operation March 15, 2022 through Saturday, December 17, 2022:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays:  9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)

The last day the Compost Site will be open for the season is December 17, 2022 but will re-open in March 2023. 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  – Kevin Connor

More information on trash disposal:

information on home composting:

Days & 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 24, 2022

Last day open for 2022 is Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Then closed for the season.