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Household Hazardous Waste
Protect the environment, bring in your household hazardous wastes (HHW) to the City of Barrie Depot to be disposed of properly. The depot is open Saturdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm to Barrie and Simcoe County residents.
What are Hazardous Materials?
Hazardous materials are substances that can be classified into one or more of the following categories:
The City of Barrie Household Hazardous Waste Depot (HHWD), is open every Saturday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Barrie Landfill Site (272 Ferndale Drive North). The depot is FREE to all Barrie and Simcoe County residents.
Acceptable Materials at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot
- Aerosol cans
- Brake fluid
- Cleaning products
- Drain cleaners
- Empty oil containers
- Fire extinguishers
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Motor oil
- Nail polish remover
- Paint thinners
- Pool chemicals
- Sharps (needles)
All hazardous waste, including needles and syringes, must be in rigid, sealed and labelled containers.
Unacceptable Materials at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot
- More than 25L of MHSW per residence per month
- More than 25L of waste oil per residence per month
- More than 5 used oil filters per residence per month
- 5 gallon pails of oil
- Commercial and/or industrial waste
- Ammunition or explosives
- Radioactive materials
- Unidentifiable materials
- Waste containing biohazards
Alternate Disposal Sites for Household Hazardous Wastes
Visit makethedrop to find other nearby drop off sites for certain hazardous wastes. Visit healthsteward to find other nearby drop off sites for medications and syringes.
Effects of Improper Disposal of Hazardous Materials
When these materials are improperly disposed of through the sanitary sewer system (by way of household drains such as the kitchen or laundry room sinks), they do not receive the treatment necessary to diffuse their environmental impact and are discharged into Kempenfelt Bay affecting plant and animal species as well as water quality and ultimately public health.
What to Do if a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulk or Fluorescent Tube Light Bulb Breaks in Your Home
Fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing. When a fluorescent bulb breaks, some of this mercury is released as mercury vapour. The steps are outlined in a document provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To access this document as a pdf please click on this link.