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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.

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: Automobile 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: Aluminum foil plate
Put it in Recycling, Containers Box
Please make sure aluminum plates and trays are 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.
Example: Pumpkin
Put it in Yard Waste
Fruit or vegetables from a garden (ex. Apples from fallen trees), cornstalks or pumpkins may be placed into the organics bin if it is small enough to fit in the bin.  If too large for the bin it may be placed for leaf & yard waste collection where applicable. Please click here for more information, including a list of weekly and bi-weekly collection months.