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Barrie Landfill

The Barrie Landfill, located at 272 Ferndale Drive North, is open to Barrie residents only. Please be prepared to show photo Identification upon entering the Landfill Site. Entry will be denied without photo I.D.

The City of Barrie's Landfill operates Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00  a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The laneway to the landfill site can accommodate up to one hour's worth of traffic. Due to high volume of traffic on Tuesdays and Saturdays, it is recommended that you arrive at the landfill site prior to 3:00 p.m. to ensure entry.

The landfill site is closed to the public every Sunday, Monday and holidays including: New Year's Day (January 1) ; Good Friday; Canada Day (July 1) ; Christmas Day (December 25) ; Boxing Day (December 26) ; Christmas Eve at noon (December 24) ; New Year's Eve at noon (December 31)


Landfill Item Rates Effective March 1, 2014
Solid Waste: Residential Garbage

One free visit up to a maximum of 100kg per residence. Loads up to 100kg $10.00, remainder of load over 100kgs $145.00/tonne.

Solid Waste: Commercial Garbage $10.00 minimum charge for loads under 100kg. Loads 100kg and over $145.00/tonne.
Hard to Handle (i.e. Asbestos) $262.50/tonne
Dump Trailers: mixed loads containing more than 10% recyclable, compostable or separable items accepted in current waste diversion programs where refusal to separate occurs. $262.50/tonne
Residential First 100kg of each load no charge. Remainder of weight over 100kg $60.00/tonne.
Commercial $6.00 minimum charge for loads less than 100kg. Loads 100kg and over are charged $60.00/tonne for total weight of load.
Large load up to 1.5 cubic metres $8.00 (+tax)
Small load up to 0.3 cubic metres $5.00 (+tax)
Commercial and Non-resident $15.00/tonne, $10.00 minimum (+tax)
Tires off the rim No charge
Tires on the rim $8.00/tire
Scrap Metal No charge
Electronics No charge
Blue/Grey Box Materials  No charge
Cardboard No charge
Static Backyard Composters $30.00 (+tax)
Rotating Backyard Composters  $50.00 (+tax)
Garbage Bag Tags $3.00 each
Pick up of recycling boxes and organic bins No charge
Appliances containing CFCs that require decommissioning $25.00/item
Vehicle weight certification $10.00
NOTE: Sorting requirements for recyclables are the same at the landfill as they are for curbside collection. Recyclables and yard waste must be separated from mixed loads of garbage to qualify for No Charge consideration.


  • The Landfill is open to Barrie Residents ONLY
  • Please be prepared to show photo Identification upon entering the Landfill Site. Entry will be denied without photo I.D.

Barrie Landfill 2013 Annual Operations Report

Summary of Annual Waste Volumes for 2013

Waste Materials Tonnes % of Total
Municipal Solid Waste  29,636.00 87.56
C & D Waste  398.30  1.18
 Shingles 294.80 .87 
 Furniture 76.46  .23 
 Asbestos 27.20  .08 

Sand/Soil/Grit (used as cover)

3,357.54 9.92
Compost Overs 10.72 .03
Mattresses 41.38 .12
Total Incoming Waste and Cover 33,842.40 99.99%


Diverted Materials Tonnes % of Total
 Leaf & Yard Waste  6,823.14  28.99
 Organics Collection  2,680.45  11.39
 Oversized Wood  36.01  .15
 Asphalt  0  0
 Scrap Metal  557.23  2.37
 Cardboard  325.02  1.38
 Tires  51.36  .22
 Electronics  130.67  .56
 Household Hazardous Waste  199.59  .85
Recyclables (blue & grey box) 12,622.61 53.62
Mattresses 24.11 .10
Rubble 89.62 .38
Total Diverted 23,539.80 100.01%

Total Materials received and transferred at the site: 57,382.20 tonnes.

Tire Recycling

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 based. Bicycle tires are not accepted for recycling. For information on other tire recycling locations visit greenmytires.

Mattress Recycling Pilot Project

In the Fall of  2013 the City of Barrie began recycling mattresses collected at the Landfill Site, approximately 95% of the mattress is recycled.   Mattresses take up a significant amount of landfill space as they do not compact well.

The launch of a  mattress recycling program was identified as a First Priority Initiative in the City of Barrie’s Sustainable Waste Management Strategy.   As of April 30, 2014,  80.45 tonnes of mattresses have been recycled.

Disposing of Appliances Containing CFCs

Appliances containing CFCs include: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, etc. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding their disposal.

How should appliances containing CFCs be disposed of in Barrie?

The Barrie Landfill Site can receive and decommission appliances containing CFCs. The fee for this service is $25 per appliance.  Alternatively, appliances already properly decommissioned by a licensed technician with the associated documentation affixed to the appliance can be received at the Landfill Site.

Why do appliances containing CFCs have to be decommissioned?

Ministry of the Environment Regulations states that any appliances containing CFCs must be decommissioned and certified CFC free by a licensed technician. The certified notice of the decommissioning must be affixed to the appliance before it can be recycled.     

What are the effects of the improper disposal of CFCs?

When released to the atmosphere, CFCs react with ozone (O3) converting it into oxygen gas (O2). The ozone layer absorbs UV-B radiation. The depletion of the ozone layer allows more of this radiation to reach the surface of the Earth.  CFCs also act as greenhouse gases by trapping heat from escaping Earth’s atmosphere.

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