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.
The 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 economy, 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
Located at the top of the hill, past the scalehouse. Open Tuesday to Saturday*, 8:30am–3:30pm.
- Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Located at the top of the hill, past the scalehouse. Open Saturdays only*, 8:30am–3:30pm.
- Recycling Depot
Located at the bottom of the hill, open seasonally. Currently open. The Recycling Depot's last day of operation in 2022 is Saturday, November 26. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday*, 8:30am–3:30pm. Yard waste cannot be dropped off at the recycling depot.
- Environmental Education Centre
Programs are on hold until 2023.
*The landfill site is closed on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Christmas Eve at noon, and New Year's Eve at noon.
Planning Your Trip to the Landfill
If you are planning to take a trip to the landfill with a mixed load, sort your materials effectively so you can stop at the Recycling Depot first on your way in before heading to the top of the hill to the Waste and Recycling Depot to dispose of materials that have a fee. Note: yard waste cannot be dropped off at the recycling depot.
Please refer to the Landfill Rate Sheet for full informaton about items for pickup and disposal. Accepted forms of payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, debit, and cash.
Notes re Specific Items for Disposal
The Recycling Depot is 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). The Recycling Depot's last day of operation in 2022 is Saturday, November 26. Yard waste cannot be dropped off at the recycling depot.
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 2023
Due to budgetary and resourcing challenges associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic recovery, 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 2023.