Environmental Centre 272 Ferndale Drive North (705) 739-4219
Protect the environment, bring in your household hazardous wastes to the City of Barrie Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 272 Ferndale Drive North, to be disposed of properly at no charge.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open
Saturdays only, 8:30am to 3:30pm. Material drop off is FREE to Barrie and Simcoe County residents. Residents must go over the landfill scales and show valid I.D. before proceeding to the HHWF.
Please place hazardous waste material on the table and respect physical distancing, and review the
safety measures for the landfil.
No commercial hazardous waste is accepted at the Environmental Centre. There are
alternative location options to dispose of commercial hazardous goods.
In partnership with
Scout Environmental, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City has 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 (272 Ferndale Drive North, see hours above) will receive a digital thermometer, free of charge! (Note: CFL bulbs are excluded from the free digital thermometer promotion)
MercuryRoundup.ca/Barrie for a full list of items that may contain mercury and which you may still have in your home.
Hazardous materials are substances that are flammable, corrosive, toxic/poisonous or explosive.
Please note, we accept residential only; no commercial waste.
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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