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Alternative Options

Looking for another way to get rid of your unwanted items? The following links provide information about locations you can take materials for reuse, recycling, and proper disposal.

This webpage includes government-funded companies / not-for-profits and, in support of local business development, Barrie-based companies. The linked websites are not maintained or monitored by City staff. Links are provided for convenience and do not necessarily imply endorsement by the City.

Hazardous Waste

The City of Barrie Household Hazardous Waste Depot , is open every Saturday from 9am–4pm at the Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Drive North). The depot is FREE to all Barrie and Simcoe County residents. Alternative option:

Electronics

The City works to keep illegal donation bins for clothing and electronics out of the community. Free electronics recycling is available to Barrie residents at the City of Barrie's Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Drive North). Alternative options:

Diapers

Cloth diapers are an alternative to disposable diapers. Search online or check out this Barrie-based company: 

Tires

On-road tires that are off the rim are accepted at the landfill site at no charge through the Ontario Tire Stewardship Program. Tires on the rim have a charge associated with them. Bicycle tires are not accepted for recycling. Alternative option:

Mobility/Assistive Devices 

Residents are encouraged to consider donating mobility and assistive devices such as walkers, canes, and bath chairs, to local charitable re-use stores, and pick-up services, and classified services.

Sharps & Pharmaceuticals 

Syringes, lancets, needles and pharmaceuticals are accepted at the City of Barrie Household Hazardous Waste Depot. The Depot is open every Saturday from 9am-4pm at the Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Drive North). The depot is FREE to all Barrie and SImcoe County residents. Alternative option:

Reusable Clothing & Textiles

Residents are encouraged to consider donating used clothing through local charitable re-use stores and pick-up services.

Furniture and Building Materials

Residents may use any of the following options for disposing of these items:

  • Participate in the annual Free Goods Exchange Day, held on the second Saturday of June each year (residents must remove items that are not collected by 9 p.m. the day)
  • Contact local private haulers to receive or collect reusable items

  • Consider donating items through local charitable re-use stores and pick-up services. (Not all charities accept furniture and building materials.)

Refrigerator / Freezer

The Barrie Landfill Site can receive and decommission CFC-containing appliances. Alternative option:

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