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Barrie Landfill

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

Effective January 23, 2018: Asbestos disposal has been temporarily suspended at the Barrie Landfill until further notice.

The City landfill operates Tuesday to Saturday, 9am–4pm. The laneway to the site can accommodate up to one hour's worth of traffic. Due to high volume of traffic on Tuesdays and Saturdays, it's recommended that you arrive at the landfill site prior to 3pm to ensure entry.

The landfill site is closed to the public every Sunday, Monday and holidays including: New Year's Day; Good Friday; Canada Day; Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Christmas Eve at noon; New Year's Eve at noon. 


Landfill Item Rates Effective May 1, 2017
Solid Waste: Residential Garbage

Loads up to 100kg $10.00, remainder of load over 100kgs $145.00/tonne.

Solid Waste: Commercial Garbage

$10.00 minimum charge for loads under 100kg. Loads 100kg and over $145.00/tonne.


May 1 – October 31 annually, residents can dispose a maximum of 2 clear bags of diapers per week at the landfill (maximum weight: 20kg/bag) at no charge. Bags must consist solely of diapers. Proof of residency is required.

Hard to Handle (i.e. Asbestos)

$270.00/tonne (Note: special arrangements must be made for asbestos waste prior to acceptance.)

Dump Trailers: mixed loads containing more than 10% recyclable, compostable or separable items accepted in current waste diversion programs where refusal to separate occurs. $270.00/tonne
Residential First 100kg of each load no charge. Remainder of weight over 100kg $60.00/tonne.
Commercial $6.00 minimum charge for loads less than 100kg. Loads 100kg and over are charged $60.00/tonne for total weight of load.
Updated September 12, 2017: compost is currently unavailable.
Compost is generated from Barrie's leaf and yard waste collection program and is processed as per the Ontario Guidelines for Compost Quality. Please remember to bring a shovel and containers for loading your own compost, and wear appropriate footwear. Compost must be purchased by accessing the scalehouse (if you're also dropping off materials to be disposed of, advise the scalehouse attendant as you will be required to weigh in / out twice).
Large load up to 1.5 cubic metres $8.00
Small load up to 0.3 cubic metres $5.00
Commercial and Non-resident $15.00/tonne, $10.00 minimum
Organics (disposal requirements for organics at the Landfill is the same as for curbside collection) No charge
Tires off the rim No charge
Tires on the rim No charge
Scrap Metal No charge
Electronics 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  No charge
Cardboard No charge
Static Backyard Composters $30.00
Garbage Bag Tags $3.00 each
Pick up of recycling boxes and organic bins No charge


Barrie Landfill 2015 Annual Operations Report

 Summary of 2015 Waste Volumes

Total materials received & transferred: 57,060 tonnes
Waste Materials Tonnes % of Total
Municipal Solid Waste  27,294 91.93
C & D Waste  429 1.44
Shingles 323 1.09
Furniture 68 .23



Sand/Soil/Grit (used as cover)

1,310 4.41
 Diapers 3 .01
Total Incoming Waste & Cover 29,491 99.33%
Diverted Materials Tonnes % of Total
 Empty Oil Containers 59 .21
Textiles 4 .01
Broken Recycling Bins 4 .01
Leaf & Yard Waste 9,246 33.5
Organics Collection 3,802 13.08
Oversized Wood 42 .15
Carpet 53 .19
Scrap Metal 539 1.95
Cardboard 356 1.29
Tires 42 .15
Electronics 149 .54
Household Hazardous Waste 214 .78
Recyclables (blue & grey box) 12,886 46.7
Mattresses 60 .22
Rubble 113 .41
Total Diverted 27,569 99.91%

Insulation Disposal

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

Tire Recycling

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 information on other tire recycling locations visit

Mattress Recycling

Approximately 98% of a mattress can be recycled. In the Fall of 2013, the City began recycling mattresses as a First Priority Initiative identified in the Sustainable Waste Management Strategy. Mattresses take up a significant amount of landfill space as they do not compact well. As of December 2015, 5473 mattresses have been recycled from the landfill. This is the equivalent of 227.08 tonnes of mattresses or 3283m3 of saved landfill space.

Asbestos Disposal

An Application for Asbestos Disposal Request must be completed and submitted to the Environmental Centre by fax at 705-739-4251 or email to  Proof that the asbestos being delivered is extracted from with the City of Barrie limits is required. A minimum of 72 hours' notice must be given prior to delivery. Please note the following personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn: respirator, hard-hat (CSA side-protection), safety boots (CSA approved steel toe), high visibility vest, and gloves (puncture and cut resistant). The Application can be accessed from the Downloads list on the right hand side of this page.

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 $25 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?

Ministry of the Environment Regulations 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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