Garbage Collection

Municipal garbage collection occurs as per Barrie's curbside collection schedule. Please sort your waste for collection and have it curbside by 7am. Businesses and institutions must register for Business/Institutional Curbside Waste Collection.

Do not Dispose of Lithium Ion Batteries​ Curbside

Lithium ion batteries (from cell phones, drones, remote control cars, power tools etc.) cannot be disposed of curbside because this poses a serious fire hazard and safety threat to curbside collectors and anyone near collection vehicles. Please dispose of these items safely at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the landfill site.

Collection Schedule

Garbage is collected every other week on your waste collection day.  There is no shift to the waste collection schedule on holidays, except Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Ways to Determine your Schedule

Garbage Limits, Municipal Curbside Collection

Additional bags or cans over the following limits will be collected in your collection week if a City of Barrie garbage tag is affixed to each additional unit. Tags are to be placed around the neck of the garbage bag or on the top of the garbage inside the can (not on the can itself). Alternatively, garbage can be disposed of at the landfill for a fee.

Garbage Can/Bag Size

Garbage Tags for Sale

Garbage tags are available for purchase at the following locations. The City does not limit the number of establishments that can sell tags. Adequate stock levels are locations' responsibility. Please contact individual establishments to confirm availability.

Frequently Asked Questions