Yard Waste Collection

As per Barrie's collection schedule, yard waste is collected every other week or weekly for most of the year. Please remember to sort all waste for collection and have it curbside by 7am.

Yard Waste Collection Schedule

Residents have a regularly scheduled collection day and area (area A or B). The area indicates which weeks your yard waste is collected during July, August, December. During these months, yard waste is collected on the week opposite your garbage collection week.

Weekly CollectionJanuary, April, May, June, September, October, & November
Every Other Week CollectionJuly, August, & December
​No Collection​February & March

Ways to Determine your Schedule

There are multiple ways to determine your curbside collection schedule:

Accepted Yard Waste Items

Proper Yard Waste Packaging, Weight, & Storage

Yard waste should be placed in a separate container from regular garbage. Please leave lids off containers so the collectors can see their contents. Clippings from trees and shrubs should be tied securely in small bundles to permit easy handling. Bundles must be:

  • no larger than 1.8m (6ft) in length
  • no larger than 0.3m (1ft) in diameter
  • no heavier than 20kg (45lbs) in weight
  • have limbs no more than 10cm in diameter each (and bundled per above)

Outside of collection day, yard waste should be stored in a covered, dry location so the bags/cans do not become overweight due to moisture and so the paper bags remain intact for collection.

Frequently Asked Questions