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Curbside Collection

Garbage, organics, and yard waste is collected as per Barrie's curbside collection schedule. Municipal curbside collection services are available to residents and businesses. Please sort your waste for collection and have it curbside by 7am.

Rethink Waste & Journey Towards a Circular Economy

The future of waste management includes a circular economy. This means we need to rethink the traditional three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and consider the value of materials and products before they become waste. Let's rethink waste!

Curbside Collection Notices​​

​​​No collection and landfill closed on Canada Day (Friday, July 1, 2022)

There will be no garbage, organics, recycling or yard waste collection on Friday, July 1. Collection will occur ONE day later on Saturday, July 2. The landfill will be closed on July 1 and will reopen on July 2. 

Yard Waste collection switches to every other week starting July 2, 2022

Yard Waste collection begins on an every other week schedule on July 2 until the end of August. During July and August, yard waste is collected on the opposite week of garbage collection. ​

Earlier collection possible during summer months

Due to the health risk that extreme heat poses for manual curbside waste collectors, when Environment Canada projects a daily air temperature of 30°C or higher, or a humidex of 35°C or higher, waste collection could commence at 5:30am. If these temperatures are forecasted, residents will be asked to put their waste out for curbside collection any time after 7pm the night before, or before 5:30am on collection day​. However, waste placed curbside by 7am on collection day will still be collected​.​

Please check here (Curbside Collection Notices) ​for the most up-to-date information or follow the City on Twitter and Facebook, register for the e-bulletin and/or download the mobile app to recei​ve notice via these channels.

Curbside Textile Collection: September 12–16, 2022

​Donate your used clothing, linens, shoes, etc. during the week of September 12 to 16, 2022. The next curbside textile collection day will take place that week. Place your items in a bag and put it out on the curb on your textile collection day no later than 7 a.m., rain or shine. More information will be posted at​ in late August.

Please do not Dispose of Lithium Ion Batteries​ Curbside

Lithium ion batteries (from cell phones, drones, remote control cars, power tools etc.) cannot be disposed of in curbside garbage or recycling because doing so poses a serious fire hazard and safety threat to curbside collectors and anyone in the vicinity of collection vehicles. Please dispose of these items safely at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Masks, Gloves, and Cleaning Wipes go in Garbage

We have received reports of an increase in masks and gloves placed in curbside recycling bins. Masks and gloves should be disposed of in the garbage, in securely tied bags. Cleaning wipes also go in the garbage; they cannot go in the green bin and should not be flushed. If you're not sure where an item goes, please check the item lookup tool.

Sorting and Packaging Changes Due to COVID-19

In an effort to keep curbside collection drivers safe during this time, please:

  • place facial tissues, paper towels and napkins in a securely tied garbage bag instead of the green bin.
  • place garbage in securely tied garbage/plastic bags, not loose in your garbage can.   ​​
  • place organics in securely tied compostable bags, not loose in the green bin.​
  • keep a distance of 2 metres from curbside collection drivers.  

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