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Not sure how to dispose of an item? Look it up to see how it's properly sorted for curbside pickup or otherwise. If unable to find what you're looking for, please call 705-739-4219 or e-mail RethinkWaste@barrie.ca to have the item added appropriately to the search results.

The Importance of 7am to Curbside Collection: The City reminds residents to ensure materials are curbside by 7am for collection. Collectors complete routes between 7am and 6pm; however, routing changes that could affect collection times can often occur for a number of reasons, including weather, road closures and vehicle breakdowns. If items are not curbside by 7am the City cannot guarantee they will be collected.

i.e. baby wipes, pet waste, grass clippings


Example: Dental floss
Put it in Garbage
Dental floss is coated with a nylon material that is not recylable. Please place this item in your garbage.
Example: Dryer lint & dust
Put it in Green Bin
Dryer lint and dust is compostable. Please place this item in your green organics bin.
Example: Takeout coffee cup (no lid)
Put it in Green Bin
Disposable coffee cups can be diverted using your green bin, & make great containers for vegetable scraps/peels. When preparing meals, just drop the filled cup into your bin!
Example: Batteries
Put it in Other (see description below)
This item is considered household hazardous waste (HHW). HHW MUST NOT be included in your curbside garbage, recycling collection, or poured down the drain. HHW, if not disposed of properly, can be harmful to people, animals and the environment. Household hazardous materials should be disposed of at the City of Barrie Household Special Waste Depot (HSWD), open every Saturday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at the City of Barrie Landfill Site (272 Ferndale Drive North). Disposal is FREE to all Barrie and Simcoe County residents.
Example: Milk & juice cartons
Put it in Recycling, Containers Box
Please ensure that all containers are empty and rinsed. Place this item in your curbside containers recycling box.
Example: Detergent box
Put it in Recycling, Papers Box
Please remove liners, empty, and flatten. Place any plastic liners in the garbage.