Recycling Collection

As per Barrie's collection schedule, recycling boxes are collected every week. Please sort your waste for collection and have it curbside by 7am.

The City provides an extensive curbside recycling program for both businesses and residents. Recyclables should be separated into two separate boxes based on the type of material.

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Items that do NOT Belong in Curbside Recycling

We have received reports of an increase in masks, gloves, and lithium ion batteries​ in curbside recycling bins. These items are do NOT belong in curbside recycling bins. 

Masks and gloves should be disposed of in the garbage, in securely tied bags. Lithium ion batteries (from cell phones, drones, remote control cars, power tools etc.) should be disposed of safely at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the landfill site. Disposing of these batteries in curbside garbage or recycling poses a serious fire hazard and safety threat to curbside collectors and anyone in the vicinity of collection vehicles.

Collection Schedule

​Recycling is collected weekly in Barrie, with different areas having pickup on different days. Please have your materials curbside by 7am on your collection day.

Recycling Limits, Municipal Curbside Collection

Obtaining Recycling Boxes

Damaged boxes can be returned to the landfill (272 Ferndale Drive North) where they are recycled free of charge.

Accepted Recycling Items

Please refer to the item lookup tool to check for specific items if not listed below.

Frequently Asked Questions