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Barrie Landfill Site

The Barrie landfill site, located at 272 Ferndale Drive North, is open to Barrie residents only. Please be prepared to show photo Identification upon entering the landfill. Entry will be denied without photo I.D.

The City's landfill has a finite amount of available space for municipal solid waste disposal. It is expected to last until 2035. The cost of closing the landfill is estimated at over $6.5 million and site maintenance is approximately $500,000/year for the first 25 years (landfills are typically monitored for 50 years after closure).

By rethinking different types of waste and making decisions that support a circular econom​​y, you can help prolong the life of Barrie's landfill and contribute to efforts in solving global environmental challenges.


Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30am–3:30pm*
Household Hazardous Waste Facility Saturdays only, 8:30am–3:30pm*

Recycling Depot​​
Located at the lower gate area of landfill

Closed for the season. All users must access pickup & disposal services at the landfill (through scalehouse at top of hill).

Environmental CentreClosed until further notice.
* The site is closed on holidays: New Year's Day; Good Friday; Canada Day; Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Christmas Eve at noon; New Year's Eve at noon.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at the Landfill

The following safety measures are in effect to protect the public and City staff:

  • Please wear a mask and maintain physical distance from others.
  • If you are visiting the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, please place hazardous waste material on the table and respect physical distancing.


Accepted forms of payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, debit, and cash.

Items for Pickup 

ItemPickup Fee
Recycling boxes and green bins

Available at the Recycling Depot (when open) or across the scales at the landfill. If you require home delivery please call 705-739-4219 & allow up to two weeks for delivery.

No charge.

Garbage Bag Tags 

Finished Compost & Mulch

Currently unavailable. Compost is generated from Barrie's yard waste collection program and processed as per the Ontario Guidelines for Compost Quality. If you're also disposing materials, a​​dvise the scalehouse attendant as you will need to weigh in/out twice. Please bring a shovel and containers for loading your own compost and wear appropriate footwear.

  • Large load (up to 1.5 cubic metres): $8
  • Small load (up to 0.3 cubic metres): $5
  • Commercial and Non-resident: $15/tonne, $10 minimum

Static Backyard Composter


Items for Disposal

ItemDisposal Fee
Solid Waste Garbage

$10 for first 100kgs, $153/tonne after that

Refusal to Separate

Mixed loads containing more than 10% recyclable, compostable, or separable items accepted in current waste diversion programs where refusal to separate occurs.


Yard Waste Residential

First 100kg of each load no charge.Remainder of weight over 100kg $60/tonne.

Yard Waste Commercial

$6 minimum charge for loads less than 100kg. Loads 100kg and over are charged $60/tonne for total weight of load.

Mattresses​ & box springs​ (any size)
Learn where your mattress and box springs go
after you drop them off.

​$20 per piece

Clear bags consisting only of diapers. Max. 2 clear bags per week (max. weight: 20kg/bag) for no-charge disposal.

​No charge, May 1 – October 31 only. Outside of this time period, solid waste garbage rates apply.

Tires off and on the rim
Limited to 10 tires per customer, residential only (no commercial businesses). Bicycle tires are not accepted for recycling. Visit for other tire recycling locations.

​No charge

Disposal requirements for organics at the Landfill are the same as for curbside collection

​No charge

​Scrap Metal

​No charge

Re-usable items are accepted in Kidney Foundation & Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy donation bins: clothing,  footwear & outerwear, belts, ties & purses, yarn, fabric & patterns, blankets, bedding & linens, draperies, pillows & cushions, luggage & sleeping bags.

​No charge
Blue/Grey Box Materials

Disposal requirements for recyables at the landfill are the same as for curbside collection with the exception of packing/bulk Styrofoam, which is not accepted for recycling at the landfill site. Bulk size Styrofoam may be brought to the Landfill Site as garbage and will be charged the Solid Waste Garbage rate. ​

​No charge
​Cardboard​No charge

Damaged recycling boxes & organic bins
Available for dropoff at the Recycling Depot (weather-dependent) or across the scales at the landfill.

No charge

Insula​tion Disposal

All insulation must be bagged prior to disposal at the Barrie Landfill.

Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos is no longer accepted for disposal at the Landfill Site. Contact a company who is licenced to handle asbestos for proper disposal or for more information.

Disposing of Appliances Containing CFCs

Appliances containing CFCs include: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, etc. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding their disposal.

How should appliances containing CFCs be disposed of in Barrie?

The Barrie Landfill Site can receive and decommission appliances containing CFCs. The fee for this service is$15​ per appliance. Alternatively, appliances already properly decommissioned by a licensed technician with the associated documentation affixed to the appliance can be received at the Landfill Site.

Why do appliances containing CFCs have to be decommissioned?

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change states that any appliances containing CFCs must be decommissioned and certified CFC free by a licensed technician. The certified notice of the decommissioning must be affixed to the appliance before it can be recycled.

What are the effects of the improper disposal of CFCs?

When released to the atmosphere, CFCs react with ozone (O3) converting it into oxygen gas (O2).The ozone layer absorbs UV-B radiation. The depletion of the ozone layer allows more of this radiation to reach the surface of the Earth. CFCs also act as greenhouse gases by trapping heat from escaping Earth’s atmosphere. ​

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