Environmental Centre 272 Ferndale Drive North (705) 739-4219
Protect the environment: bring in your household hazardous wastes (HHW) to the City's household hazardous waste facilities to be disposed of properly at no charge. Material dropoff is FREE to Barrie and Simcoe County residents.
If you are sick, self-isolating due to COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently returned (within 14 days) from travel, do not visit the landfill. Protect yourself. Protect others.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open
Saturdays only, 8:30am to 3:30pm. Residents must show valid I.D. before proceeding to the HHWF. Please review the safety measures for the landfill.
The depot will reopen in April 2021, weather-permitting. Seasonally, the Recycling Depot is open at the lower gate area of the landfill site. Household hazardous waste materials are accepted at the depot on Saturdays only, 8:30am to 3:30pm (recyclable materials that do not carry a disposal fee are accepted at the depot Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30am–3:30pm).
In partnership with
Scout Environmental, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City launched a campaign to encourage residents to bring items containing mercury to the HHWF. The program is designed to divert a potent toxic chemical—liquid mercury—from the waste stream. Barrie is one of the first municipalities to launch the Mercury Roundup program that will expand to six other Ontario municipalities by 2021.
Residents who bring in a mercury-containing product to the HHWF will receive a digital thermometer, free of charge! CFL bulbs are excluded from the free digital thermometer promotion.
MercuryRoundup.ca/Barrie for a full list of items that may contain mercury and that you may still have in your home.
Hazardous materials are substances that are flammable, corrosive, toxic/poisonous or explosive.
We accept residential only; no commercial hazardous waste is accepted. There are alternative location options to dispose of commercial hazardous goods.
No more than 25L of hazardous waste per residence per month. All hazardous waste, including needles and syringes, must be in rigid, sealed, and labelled containers.
When these materials are improperly disposed of through the sanitary sewer system (by way of household drains such as the kitchen or laundry room sinks), they do not receive the treatment necessary to diffuse their environmental impact and are discharged into Kempenfelt Bay, affecting plant and animal species as well as water quality and, ultimately, public health.
www.makethedrop.ca to find other nearby drop off sites for certain hazardous wastes. Visit
www.healthsteward.ca to find other nearby drop off sites for medications and sharps (needles).
Fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing. When a fluorescent bulb breaks, some of this mercury is released as mercury vapour. To minimize exposure to mercury vapor, EPA recommends that residents follow
specific cleanup and disposal steps.
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