Barrie Environmental Centre 272 Ferndale Drive North (705) 739-4219RethinkWaste@barrie.ca
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.
rethinking different types of waste and making decisions that support a circular economy, 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*
Open Saturdays ONLY, 8:30am–3:30pm*
HHW materials are also accepted at the Recycling Depot on Saturdays only.
Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30am–3:30pm*
Accepted items include
recyclable materials that
do not carry a disposal fee (tires, e-waste, blue or grey box materials, green bin organics, cardboard, scrap metal).
Accepted forms of payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, debit, and cash.
Recycling boxes and green bins
Available for pickup at the Recycling Depot or across the scales at the landfill. If you require home delivery please call 705-739-4219 & allow up to two weeks for delivery.
Garbage Bag Tags
Compost and mulch are currently available.If you're also disposing of materials, advise the scalehouse attendant as you will need to weigh in/out twice. Please bring a shovel and containers for loading your own compost or mulch, and wear appropriate footwear. Composting
Commercial vehicle size is limited to a maximum of a truck and trailer (no tri-axle trucks) and customers must be able to load themselves.
Residential – Large load (up to 1.5 cubic metres): $10
Residential – Small load (up to 0.3 cubic metres): $5
Commercial & Non-resident:
$25/tonne, $10 minimum
* Compost is generated from Barrie's yard waste collection program. It is processed as per the Ontario Guidelines for Compost Quality and meets Category AA requirements.
Solid Waste Garbage - Residential
Mixed loads containing more than 10% recyclable, compostable, or separable items accepted in current waste diversion programs where refusal to separate occurs.
First 100kg of each load no charge. Remainder of weight over 100kg $60/tonne.
$10 minimum charge for loads less than 100kg. Loads 100kg and over are charged $60/tonne for total weight of load.
Mattresses & box springs (all sizes excluding crib mattresses)Learn where
your mattress and box springs goafter you drop them off.
DiapersClear bags consisting only of diapers. Max. 2 clear bags per week (max. weight: 20kg/bag) for no-charge disposal.
Tires off and on the rimLimited to 10 tires per customer, residential only (no commercial businesses). Bicycle tires are not accepted for recycling. Visit
rethinktires.ca for other tire recycling locations.
Disposal requirements for organics at the Landfill are the same as for
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.
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.
Damaged recycling boxes & organic bins
Available for dropoff at the Recycling Depot (weather-dependent) or across the scales at the landfill.
All insulation must be bagged prior to disposal at the Barrie Landfill.
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.
Appliances containing CFCs include: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, etc. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding their disposal.
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.
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.
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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