Contact Information

Environmental & Administrative Services
500 Court Street, Suite E
Defiance, OH 43512

Warren Schlatter, P.E., P.S.
Landfill Manager

June Crosser
Assistant Director

P: (419) 782-5442
F: (419) 784-3268

2010 Werlor Collection at the Parks

Contracted waste and recycling services with Werlor Recycling stipulates an annual free residential disposal day. This year April 24the was the BIG day at the parks. Defiance County Environmental Services assists Werlor and the City of Defiance by manning each of the contracted parks, they are: Bronson, Kingsbury, Diehl and Latty’s Grove. Only residents of the city of Defiance are allowed to dump for free and must show proof of residency with a driver’s license or utility bill.

Approximately 6 full containers were picked up from the parks and taken to the landfill.

Kingsbury Park was manned by Public Works Crew Supervisor, Pete Simonis, Diehl Park was manned Public Works Crew Supervisor, Marvin Hageman, Latty Grove park by Part Time Employee, Ron Dingus and Bronson Park by Part Time Employee, DeWayne Massengale.

Werlor Collection at the Parks Day

  • Ron Dingus, Environmental Services Employee, gets the container ready.

  • Residents arrive at Latty Grove Park

  • Assisting the residents

  • Pete Simonis, Environmental Services Supervisor, begins to load the container at Kingsbury Park.

  • Gary Bishop, Defiance resident, takes advantage of this event as workers assist to unload his van.

  • Marv Hageman, Environmental Services Supervisor, has people back directly up to the container at Diehl Park.

  • Marv's process works pretty well.

  • DeWayne Massengale, Environmental Services Employee, is stationed at Bronson Park.

Past Werlor Collection Days


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