Barrie Environmental Centre 272 Ferndale Drive North (705) 739-4219
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Looking for another way to get rid of your unwanted items? The following links provide information about locations you can take materials for reuse, recycling, and proper disposal.
This webpage includes some government-funded companies/not-for-profits and, in support of local
business development, Barrie-based companies. The linked websites are not maintained or monitored by City staff. Links are provided for convenience and do not necessarily imply endorsement by the City.
Cloth diapers are an alternative to disposable diapers.
Search online to check out diaper services.
The City works to keep illegal donation bins for clothing and electronics out of the community. Free electronics recycling is available to Barrie residents at the City of Barrie's Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Drive North). Visit
Electronic Recycle for a list of acceptable items. Alternative options:
Residents may use any of the following options for disposing of these items:
The City of Barrie
Household Hazardous Waste Depot , is open every Saturday from 8:30am–3:30pm at the Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Drive North). The depot is FREE to all Barrie residents. Alternative options:
Residents are encouraged to consider donating mobility and assistive devices such as walkers, canes, and bath chairs, to local charitable re-use stores, and pick-up services, and classified services.
Landfill Site can receive and decommission CFC-containing appliances. Alternative disposal options:
Barrie's making it easier for residents to get rid of clothes without filling up the landfill! In 2020, 44.5 tonnes of textiles didn't end up in the landfill because of Barrie's very successful curbside textile collection pilot. Stay tuned to barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection or on social media to see what's new in textile recycling in the City of Barrie.
Residents are encouraged to consider donating used clothing through local charitable re-use stores and pick-up services.
The Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative (OTDC) works to reduce the amount of textiles going in landfill. This group of more than 40 stakeholders represents municipalities, charities, collectors, NGOs, academic and retailers. Their work is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and convened by Fashion Takes Action. The OTDC is launching a public awareness campaign that is aimed to help citizens understand their role in diverting textiles, through reuse, donation, repair, rental and repurposing. To find out more, visit
Syringes, lancets, needles and pharmaceuticals are accepted at the City of Barrie
Household Hazardous Waste Depot. The Depot is open every Saturday from 8:30am-3;30pm at the Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Drive North). The depot is FREE to all Barrie residents. Alternative option:
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 online for alternate disposal options.
This local charitable organization is committed to facilitating hope and hope in the community.
Glowing Hearts helps provide people with essential needs, such as food, clothing, healthcare items, baby needs, school supplies and linens/housewares.
New to Me Day is cancelled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do some de-cluttering and gather up items around your home that are no longer used. New to Me Day (formerly Free Goods Exchange Day) resembles a garage sale, but without the money or hassle. Everything you place at the end of your driveway or at the edge of your lawn is FREE.
Print out and attach the
New to Me poster and anyone can come by and take the items away. Because there is no money exchanged, you don’t have to stick around. You can simply place your stuff at the curb and go. On the second Saturday in June, place all usable goods on your curb and mark them with theNew to Me Day poster so that others know they are available for taking.
You can also share the items you have available on the City's Facebook event page to show others what you're offering. Did you find something great on New to Me Day? Share your haul on social media using #NewToMe!
Anything that does not find a new home must be taken back in by 9pm that day as there will be no municipal collection. If you need to get rid of items, visit
barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection for more information on how you can properly do so.
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