Barrie Environmental Centre 272 Ferndale Drive North (705) 739-4219RethinkWaste@barrie.ca
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.
If you are sick, self-isolating due to COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently returned (within 14 days) from travel, do not visit the landfill. Please wear a mask and keep a distance of 2 metres from anyone else while visiting the landfill.
Protect yourself. Protect others.
Residents should expect longer than usual wait times during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially on peak days such as Saturday, as there is a limit to how many customers are allowed on site.
Closed for the season. Will reopen in April 2021, weather-permitting.
Seasonally, the depot is open Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30am–3:30pm, located at the lower gate area of the landfill. Accepted items include recyclable materials that
do not carry a disposal fee. Household hazardous waste materials are accepted here on Saturday only.
The following safety measures are in effect to protect the public and City staff:
The below rates are effective March 1, 2020. Payment accepted includes MasterCard, Visa, and debit. Cash is not accepted at this time due to COVID-related safety measures.
Loads up to 100kg $10.00
Loads 100kg and over $150.00/tonne.
First 100kg of each load no charge.
Remainder of weight over 100kg $60.00/tonne.
$6.00 minimum charge for loads less than 100kg.
Loads 100kg and over are charged $60.00/tonne for total weight of load.
Compost is currently unavailable, please check in the spring of 2021 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).
All insulation must be bagged prior to disposal at the Barrie Landfill.
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
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 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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