Barrie. Environmental Services Department


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Record #: BAR1172 Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 Last Full Update: 10 Apr 2014
Public BulletinTo view recycling calendar on-line at city website: click on 'Living' then 'Garbage and Recycling'
Office Phone705-739-4219
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Primary ContactTracy Quann-Strasser, Waste Reduction Co-ordinator; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 5822; Email:
Primary ExecutiveSandy Coulter, Manager of Environmental Operations; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 5826; Email:
Address272 Ferndale Dr N
Barrie, ON
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IntersectionFerndale Dr N and Edgehill D
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Mailing AddressPO Box 400 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5
DescriptionThe City of Barrie promotes recycling * residents must separate materials into 2 recycling boxes (one blue and one grey), grey for paper products and blue for container items

Grey Box

* paper products include all household paper, newspapers, magazines, catalogues, junk mail, telephone books, hardcover books if hard covers removed, box board, egg cartons and cardboard * remove all plastic wrap and food liner bags from box board and flatten * all cardboard boxes (not waxed) must be flattened and bundled no larger that 75cm x 75cm x 20cm (30 x 30 x 8 inches) and placed in or beside the blue box

Blue Box

* Containers items include glass food and beverage bottles and jars, food and beverage cans, aluminum trays, pie plates and foil, spiral cardboard cans (metal ends are recyclable as well but not the plastic strip around frozen juice containers), Tetra Pak boxes, milk and juice cartons, all plastics containers #1-7 (all plastic bottles, jugs, tubs and styrene trays and lids, rinse items) * no toys, packing Styrofoam (larger than a recycling box), motor oil or pesticide containers **New items residents can add to their blue box: Empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans, and plastic bags

Empty Aerosol Cans: Remove the lid and dispensing nozzle (if possible) from the empty can before placing it in your blue box. Aerosol cans that are not empty can pose an explosion risk in recycling facilities and must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Empty Dry Paint Cans: Remove the lid to allow the remaining paint to dry inside the can and on the lid. Place both the can and the lid in your blue box. Can sizes are limited to 4 litres and under. Paint cans that are not empty must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Plastic Retail & Grocery Bags: Bags must be clean and empty. Remove any receipts or other materials from the bags, put all bags inside of one bag, and then tie shut before placing in your Blue Box

To have a blue or grey box delivered (limit 2 boxes per residence) please call 705-739-4219 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, Barrie residents only * Blue and Grey Boxes are available for pick up at the Environmental Centre at 272 Ferndale Drive North, Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm * they are also available Saturdays at the Household Waste Depot, also located at 272 Ferndale Dr. N, please provide photo I.D. * each resident should use 2 blue boxes or one grey and one blue box to separate materials properly

Items from your blue and grey box may be brought to the Barrie Landfill Site to be recycled. Sorting requirements for recyclables are the same at the landfill as they are for curbside collection * recyclables and yard waste must be separated from mixed loads of garbage to qualify for "No Charge" consideration

Service Details
HoursResidents are required to place garbage, organics, recyclables and yard waste at curbside on their collection day by 7am to ensure collection * collection trucks will not be sent back into areas where these materials have been placed out late
DatesYear round * no garbage, organics, leaf and yard waste collection on statutory holidays and collection will be one day later for the remainder of the week * collection does occur on Boxing Day, Remembrance Day and Easter Monday
Areas ServedBarrie
EligibilityCity of Barrie residents
Legal Status(10) Local Government