Contact Information

Defiance County Landfill
13207 Canal Road
Defiance, OH 43512
P: (419) 784-2844

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

June M. Crosser, Assistant Manager

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Winter Hours
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM  Summer Hours

8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Asbestos Rule Changes
Ohio EPA announces changes to Ohio's Asbestos Emission Control regulations effective March 2, 2012. These rules affect contractors, landfills and large projects. The changes were implemented to provide clarification and to make the rules consistent with the federal asbestos NESHAP regulations at 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M.

Landfills that accept asbestos

Ohio commercial facilities accepting hazardous waste

Defiance County Landfill

Landfill Location

The Defiance County Sanitary Landfill is conveniently located at 13207 Canal Road.

The Landfill is a publicly owned facility that operates as a true business.  Customers are not required to bring waste to this landfill.  The marketplace dictates the customer volume.  The Landfill has expanded under a Best Available Technology (BAT) permit that was issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) in 2006.

The cost to operate the facility is just over $3,000,000/year.  Because we are a public facility it is a proprietary fund account and per the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) it is to be a break-even operation.  The money generated by the facility must be spent on the facility, and to operate that facility.  That includes management’s assessment of future costs and needs.

The current operating permit has the landfill constructing new waste cells approximately every five years, cost of which has been averaging just over $2.2 million a cell.

The landfill is required to have a myriad of environmental protection elements.  Monthly monitoring of water both storm, groundwater, air permit, monitoring methane that is generated by the biodegradation of the waste is required and reporting is provided to OEPA.

The facility takes in 300,000 cubic yards of waste each year on average.  This is approximately 100,000 tons.   It will be able to accommodate the waste disposal needs of its customers of northwest Ohio, specifically Defiance County residents (it’s owners) for the next 75 years.

  • Defiance County Landfill
  • Defiance County Landfill
  • Defiance County Landfill
  • Defiance County Landfill
  • Defiance County Landfill

Aerial photos courtesy of Bob Arend.


Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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