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

Solid Waste Disposal

Solid waste disposal means the disposal of normally solid or semi-solid material resulting from human and animal activities that are useless, unwanted, or hazardous. It is the process of getting rid of the waste material that people, business, and industry generate.

Hazardous items which are prohibited from the Defiance County Landfill include, but are not limited to, automobile batteries, paint and various flammable and/or volatile substances, untreated medical waste, Freon, free flowing liquids, herbicides, pesticides and explosives. Hazardous items should be used up or given to someone who can use or recycle them. Many auto parts stores will take batteries. Automotive garages and many oil change services will take motor oil. Paints and other liquids can often be solidified by purchasing a product at most hardware stores or mixing with sand, dirt or cat litter. Reference our recycling page for further information.

Landfill disposal involves hauling garbage to an area owned by a community or a private firm. Such areas range from unsanitary open dumps, which are illegal, to properly operated sanitary landfills. The Defiance County Landfill is a licensed permitted sanitary landfill.


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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