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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.

Facility Closures in Effect
While 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 Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Dr. N.) are closed to the public until further notice.

Curbside Collection is occurring as scheduled. The contractor will continue to have access to the landfill. If you have questions, please call 705-739-4219 or email

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.

Payment accepted includes MasterCard, Visa, debit, or cash.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility, open 9am–4pm on Saturdays only, is located at the landfill site. Protect the environment! Bring your household hazardous waste to be disposed of  properly at no charge. ​

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 ItemRates Effective March 1, 2020
Solid Waste Garbage

Loads up to 100kg $10.00

Loads 100kg and over $150.00/tonne.

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 $60.00/tonne.

Yard Waste Commercial

$6.00 minimum charge for loads less than 100kg.

Loads 100kg and over are charged $60.00/tonne for total weight of load.

Mattresses​ and box springs​ (any size) $20.00 per piece
Static Backyard Composter$34.00
Garbage Bag Tags$3.00 each


November 7, 2019:Compost is currently unavailable for sale at the landfill. Please check back in the spring of 2020 for availability.

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
MISCELLANEOUS (no charge) 

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.

Tires off and on the rimNo charge
Organics (disposal requirements for organics at the Landfill is the same as for curbside collection)No charge
Scrap MetalNo charge
ElectronicsNo 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 organics at the Landfill is the same as for curbside collection)No charge
CardboardNo charge
Pick up of recycling boxes and organic binsNo charge

Insulation Disposal

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

Tire Recycling

On road tires are accepted at the landfill site at no charge. Tires are limited to 10 tires per customer (residential only - no commercial businesses). 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. Mattresses take up a significant amount of landfill space as they do not compact well. As of December 2017, 6728 mattresses have been recycled from the landfill. This is the equivalent of 173.25 tonnes of mattresses or 4036.8m3 of saved landfill space.

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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