Landfill Site

Compost & Mulch Available for Purchase

Finished compost and mulch is currently available for purchase at the landfill. Please bring a shovel and containers for loading your own compost or mulch, and wear appropriate footwear. If you’re also disposing of materials, advise the scalehouse attendant as you will need to weigh in/out twice.

Compost & Mulch Rates
  • $10 for Large Load 
    Up to 1.5 cubic metres (truck or trailer load)
  • $5 for Small Load
    Up to 0.3 cubic metres (bucket or car load)
  • Commercial & Non-resident
    $10 minimum

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.

Rethink Waste!

​​T​​he City's landfill has a finite amount of available space for municipal solid waste disposal. It is expected to last until 2035. The cost of closing the landfill is estimated at over $6.5 million and site maintenance is approximately $500,000/year for the first 25 years (landfills are typically monitored for 50 years after closure).

By rethinking different types of waste and making decisions that support a circular econom​​y, you can help prolong the life of Barrie​'s landfill and contribute to efforts in solving global environmental challenges.

The landfill site includes:

  • Waste & Recycling Depot
    Open Tuesday to Saturday*, 8:30am–3:30pm. Located at the top of the hill, past the scalehouse.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility 
    Open Saturdays only*, 8:30am–3:30pm. Located at the top of the hill, past the scalehouse.
  • Recycling Depot
    Open for the season Tuesday to Saturday*, 8:30am–3:30pm. Located at the bottom of the hill.
  • Environmental Education Centre
    Programs are on hold until the second half of 2024.

*The landfill site is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, and Canada Day. The site closes at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.


Please refer to the Landfill Rate Sheet for full information about items for pickup and disposal. Accepted forms of payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, debit, and cash.

Notes re Specific Items for Disposal at the Landfill Site

Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHWF)

The HHWF is open is open on Saturdays only, 8:30am to 3:30pm. The HHWF is located at the landfill site at the top of the hill, past the scale house. Residents must ​show valid I.D. before proceeding to the HHWF. Household hazardous waste materials are also accepted at the Recycling Depot, open seasonally. during these hours.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Information

Recycling Depot

The Recycling Depot is open for the 2024 season. The depot is located at the lower gate area of the City’s landfill site. This facility helps reduce wait times and make dropping off recycling and household hazardous waste materials more efficient.

The depot is open seasonally from April until late November from Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30am to 3:30pm (rain or shine)​​. Opening and closing dates are generally determined by snow melt (April) and snow fall (November).

Environmental Education Centre

The Environmental Education Centre was designed to provide a place to educate about Barrie’s waste management programs through play-based learning activities. It is usually open from the beginning of May until the end of September.

Programs On Hold Until 2024

Due to budgetary and resourcing challenges, education and outreach programs linked with solid waste, recycling and compost operations are currently on hold. We intend to resume these programs in the second half of 2024.