272 Ferndale Drive North
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.
Facility Closures in EffectWhile the City has business continuity plans in place to ensure essential City services continue to be delivered, there have been some changes to City services to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHWF) is located at the Environmental Centre, 272 Ferndale Drive North. Material drop off is FREE to Barrie and Simcoe County residents. Residents must go over the scales and show valid I.D. before proceeding to the HHWF.
Hours of Operation: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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)
Visit 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.
Visit 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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