City of Defiance Trash & Recycling

    download guidelines sheet

Limit of (1) Mighty Tidy cart per household for trash.  
- not to exceed 100 lbs of normal household refuse with the lid closed

Limit of (1) 18-gallon recycling bin for curbside recycling materials.  
- recycling will be picked up the same day as trash.

EXTRA BAGS: Residents are allowed to place extra garbage bags (up to 30-gallon in size) outside of 1 cart limit. EACH BAG must have a prepaid bag tag placed on the top of the bag.  Any bags outside of the cart that do not have a prepaid tag attached will not be picked up. Any resident needing additional bags picked up over the 1 full cart limit may purchase bag tags from WERLOR and Defiance Chief Supermarket. Each bag outside cart must have a tag. Only tagged bags outside the cart will be picked up

TIME: Collections begin at 7:00 a.m. Please have your Mighty Tidy™ out and ready for collection.

LOCATION: Trash and recycling service are all curbside pickup unless otherwise pre-arranged for disabled pickup. Please place your Mighty Tidy™ cart with handle facing the house and front of cart facing the road. The Mighty Tidy™ cart must be placed at least 4 feet away from vehicles, trees, etc.The 18-gallon recycling bin can be placed next to your cart.

    Download curbside recycling guidelines

Corrugated Cardboard 
-Remove packing materials, such as foam, peanuts & bubblewrap. -All paste board boxes must have wax liner removed, including cereal boxes. -Flatten boxes to save space. -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.

-DO NOT pack in plastic bags or tie in bundles. -Wet newspapers CANNOT be recycled. -Shiny paper is OK.

Magazines, phone books, paperback books & catalogs ok. No hard cover books. DO NOT pack in plastic bags or tie in bundles

Glass Bottles & Jars
-We no longer accept any glass, glass bottles, glass jars of any type. ALL glass is considered trash.

Plastic Bottles
-Throw away caps. -MUST rinse clean. Milk and water jugs, Colored detergent bottles, softener and 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 
-White office paper, colored paper, computer paper, notebook paper, junk mail, envelopes (windows ok), manila folders, yellow pad paper,sticky notes, & paperback books are ok. Please do not put Junk mail in any type of bag or box. DO NOT pack in plastic bags or tie in bundles.

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

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 and Christmas. Saturday and Sunday holidays do not affect the pickup schedule.

For large, bulky household items such as appliances, furniture, TV’s etc.
    download bulk schedule

TIME: Bulk items need to be out by 7:00 a.m. to assure pick up. DO NOT place out more than 24 hours before the scheduled collection day. Residents may be subject to fine or penalty by City of Defiance if placed out other than specified times.

INCLUDED: Large bulky household items such as appliances, furniture, TV’s etc.Anyloose household items such as clothing, cookware etc. must be placed in boxes or open containers. NO extra garbage bags will be picked up unless each garbage bag (up to 30-gallon in size) has a prepaid tag attached to each bag. Carpet must be rolled, tied and cannot exceed 40 lbs or 6 feet in length, per roll. PLEASE NOTE: This pickup must be in front of your house, along the street, at the curb where your housefaces.

EXCLUDED: Vehicle parts (including tires), building and construction materials, yard waste, ashes, human wastes, explosives or hazardous materials, cement and rocks. NO extra garbage bags will be picked up unless each garbage bag (up to 30-gallon in size) has a prepaid tag attached to each bag. NO MORE than one Mighty Tidy™ cart of regular trash will be collected. Annual collection of Christmas trees will be the first full week of January  on your regular garbage day. THE LANDFILL WILL NOT ACCEPT 55 GALLON DRUMS OR BARRELS UNLESS BOTH ENDS ARE REMOVED. (CALL US TO ARRANGE DISPOSAL OF THESE ITEMS.)