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Water Pollution Control

Compost Site

Opening Tuesday, March 25th

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 2:30 PM
Closed Saturday, March 30, 2013 & Thursday, July 4, 2013


City of Defiance Compost Site

The City of Defiance offers a location for citizens to dispose of yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings, plant materials, garden vines, stalks, brush, limbs under 12", and shrubbery. Unacceptable material includes tree stumps, dirt, construction debris, limbs exceeding 12" in diameter, trash, cans, plastic, automotive parts, and animal waste. No commercial dumping is allowed.

This site, located on the east side of the City at 26273 St Rt 281 East. This site is available to residents only and you must show a valid driver's license to access the site.

Commercial dumping is prohibited.

Acceptable Materials:

  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Plant Materials
  • Brush
  • Limbs (under 12" in diameter)
  • Shrubs

Non-Acceptable Materials:

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

Periodically, the City hires a private contractor to grind the brush pile into mulch. The finished product is available to all citizens at no charge.

The disposing of tree stumps, construction materials, automotive parts and garbage is strictly prohibited.

For further information on trash disposal, see www.werlor.com or Utility Billing.