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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 landfill operates Tuesday to Saturday, 9am–4pm. The laneway to the site can accommodate up to one hour's worth of traffic. Due to high volume of traffic on Tuesdays and Saturdays, it's recommended that you arrive at the landfill site prior to 3pm to ensure entry.

The landfill site is closed to the public every Sunday, Monday and holidays including: New Year's Day; Good Friday; Canada Day; Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Christmas Eve at noon; New Year's Eve at noon. 

Tipping Fee Ending at Landfill: In keeping with Barrie's Sustainable Waste Management Strategy, Barrie's tipping fee subsidy is ending to help extend the life of the landfill. Residents who have not yet used the subsidy in 2016, have until October 29th, 2016, to bring one free load of residential garbage - up to 100 kg - to the landfill (photo ID required). Effective October 31st, all loads will be subject to the regular rates: $10 for loads up to 100kg, $145/tonne for the reminder of loads over 100 kgs. Please review alternative options for reusing and recycling materials.


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

One free visit up to a maximum of 100kg per residence (effective until October 29, 2016 only). 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.


May 1 – October 31 annually, residents can dispose a maximum of 2 clear bags of diapers per week at the landfill (maximum weight: 20kg/bag) at no charge. Bags must consist solely of diapers. Proof of residency is required.

Organics (disposal requirements for organics at the Landfill is the same as for curbside collection)  No charge
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.
FINISHED COMPOST AND MULCH (when available Compost is generated from Barrie's leaf and yard waste collection program and is processed as per the Ontario Guidelines for Compost Quality. Please remember to bring a shovel and containers for loading your own compost, and wear appropriate footwear. Compost must be purchased by accessing the scalehouse (if you're also dropping off materials to be disposed of, advise the scalehouse attendant as you will be required to weigh in / out twice).
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
Textiles No charge
Blue/Grey Box Materials  No charge
Cardboard No charge
Static Backyard Composters $30.00 (+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

Sorting requirements for organics and recyclables are the same at the landfill as they are for curbside collection. Organics, 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 site; entry will be denied without photo I.D.
Barrie Landfill 2015 Annual Operations Report

Summary of 2015 Waste Volumes

Total materials received & transferred: 57,060 tonnes

Waste Materials Tonnes % of Total
Municipal Solid Waste  27,294 91.93
C & D Waste  429 1.44
Shingles 323 1.09
Furniture 68 .23



Sand/Soil/Grit (used as cover)

1,310 4.41
 Diapers 3 .01
Total Incoming Waste & Cover 29,491 99.33%
Diverted Materials Tonnes % of Total
 Empty Oil Containers 59 .21
Textiles 4 .01
Broken Recycling Bins 4 .01
Leaf & Yard Waste 9,246 33.5
Organics Collection 3,802 13.08
Oversized Wood 42 .15
Carpet 53 .19
Scrap Metal 539 1.95
Cardboard 356 1.29
Tires 42 .15
Electronics 149 .54
Household Hazardous Waste 214 .78
Recyclables (blue & grey box) 12,886 46.7
Mattresses 60 .22
Rubble 113 .41
Total Diverted 27,569 99.91%

Insulation Disposal

 All insulation must be bagged prior to disposal at the Barrie Landfill.

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

Mattress Recycling

Approximately 98% of a mattress can be recycled. In the Fall of 2013, the City began recycling mattresses as aFirst Priority Initiative identified in the Sustainable Waste Management Strategy. Mattresses take up a significant amount of landfill space as they do not compact well. As of December 2014, 5473 mattresses have been recycled from the landfill. This is the equivalent of 227.08 tonnes of mattresses or 3283m3 of saved landfill space.

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 decommissionappliances 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 EnvironmentRegulations 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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