City of Defiance Trash & Recycling

City of Defiance Garbage and Recycling Collection Program and Schedule Weekly Collection:

Limit per household of (2) 30 gallon cans with lids, handles, and sturdy bottoms not to exceed 50 lbs. each or (4) 30 gallon, sturdy plastic garbage bags not exceed 40 lbs. each of normal household refuse. Do not use papers sacks, boxes, or barrels for containers. Wrap sharp objects and glass. Needles should be put in 2-liter bottles and placed in garbage. No explosive or hazardous materials. All items must be canned or bagged.

Any resident needing additional pick up over the 2 can or 4 bag limit may purchase tags from WERLOR and Defiance Chief Supermarkets. Only WERLOR tagged bags will be picked up over the limit. Recycling containers will be picked up the same day as trash service.

Please see our Trash Pickup Schedule

Time: Collections begin at 7:00 a.m. Please have your containers out and ready for collection.

Location: Place bags/cans at the front curb so they are visible and easily accessible to the collector and away from vehicles. If disabled, contact office.

Monthly Curbside Collection: Bulky household rubbish.

Time: Collections begin at 7:00 a.m. Unlimited items should not be placed out for collection earlier than 24 hours before the scheduled pickup day. Residents may be subject to fine or penalty by the City of Defiance if trash is placed out other than at specified times.

Included: Any household items must be placed in boxes or open containers. No extra bags will be allowed. ALL containers will be taken. Carpeting rolled & tied not to exceed 100 lbs. per roll and maximum length of 6′. Furniture, appliances, and water heaters will be taken. Boxes should be broken and tied. Please Note: This pick up must be in front, along the street, where your house faces.

Excluded: Vehicle Parts (including tires), building and construction material, anything in plastic bags. Grass, leaves, ashes, human wastes, explosives or hazardous materials, cement and rocks. No more than (4) 30 gallon bags of garbage or (2) 30 gallon cans of regular trash will be collected. Annual Christmas trees front curb pick up will be announced each year (one week only on regular garbage day). LANDFILL WILL NOT ACCEPT 5 TO 55 GALLON DRUMS OR BARRELS UNLESS BOTH ENDS ARE REMOVED. (CALL US TO ARRANGE DISPOSAL OF THESE ITEMS.)

Holiday Schedule: When a legal holiday falls on a weekday, regular scheduled collection will be one day late. Legal holidays honored are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Saturday and Sunday holidays do not affect the schedule.  See Werlor’s Holiday Schedule.

Recycling Information

Please Help make recycling happen by preparing your recyclable materials as requested. What can be recycled and how these materials have to be prepared is determined by the businesses that makes products from recycled materials. Careful preparation and separation of recyclables is important. Manufacturers require clean and contaminant-free materials to make new products. Unsorted or improperly prepared materials will be left at the curb with an explanation. Please, no trash. Non-recyclable items will be left in the recycling container. Please dispose with garbage. The following items are part of the curbside recycling program.

Corrugated Cardboard
Viewed from the edge, corrugated cardboard looks like this: -Remove packing materials, such as foam, peanuts & bubblewrap. -All paste board boxes must have wax liner removed, including cereal boxes. -Flatten boxes and place beneath recycling container. -Cereal or other paperboard boxes OK. -NO wax-coated milk cartons or boxes. -NO juice containers.

Beverage Cans
-Please drain completely. -Aluminum & steel beverage cans will be separated automatically at the Recycling Center. -You may flatten cans to save space.

Steel Food Cans
-Rinse clean. -Paper labels OK -Place lid inside can and pinch end close to keep lid inside.

-Stack in brown grocery bags. -DO NOT pack in plastic bags or tie in bundles. -Loose newspaper can cause litter. -Wet newspapers CANNOT be recycled. -Shiny paper is OK.

Glass Bottles & Jars
-Throw away caps & lids. -MUST rinse clean. -Paper labels do not have to be removed. -NO window, ceramic, Pyrex or heat resistant glass. -NO china, dishes, light bulbs or mirrors.

Plastic Bottles & Jars
-Throw away caps. -MUST rinse bottles clean. -ACCEPTABLE: CLEAR pop bottles GREEN pop bottles WHITE milk & water jugs COLORED detergent, softener & bleach bottles -You may flatten plastic bottles to save space for your home storage. -ONLY #1 & #2 plastic is acceptable. Non-coded or coded #3-7 WILL NOT be acceptable. -NO motor oil, transmission oil or antifreeze containers.

Junk Mail
-Put all junk mail into PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS ONLY. -Magazines and catalogs OK -Wrapping Paper OK

Scrap Aluminum
-Aluminum foil, pie & dinner trays -PLEASE rinse clean. -Aluminum lawn furniture etc. -Remove fabric and other contaminants.