Barrie. Environmental Services Department

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

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Record #: BAR2267 Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 Last Full Update: 10 Apr 2014
Public BulletinThe City of Barrie has a curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Program, residents can also bring leaf and yard waste to the Landfill Site * branches in excess of 4 inches in diameter will be charged the regular user rate for waste 
Office Phone705-739-4219
After Hours Phone705-726-4242
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Primary ContactTracy Quann-Strasser, Waste Reduction Co-ordinator; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 5822; Email:
Primary ExecutiveKelly Walker-Prince, Landfill Operations Supervisor; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 5829; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveSandy Coulter, Manager, Environemental Operations Branch; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 5826; Email:
Address272 Ferndale Dr N
Barrie, ON
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Address NotesLandfill Site
IntersectionFerndale Dr N and Edgehill Dr
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Mailing AddressPO Box 400 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5
DescriptionThe City of Barrie provides a curbside collection program for leaf and yard waste on the same day as garbage, organics and recyclables * leaf and yard waste is collected EVERY WEEK during the months of January, April, May, June, September, October and November and EVERY OTHER week during July, August and December * there is NO yard waste collection (including Christmas trees) during the months of February and March

Residents are reminded that leaf and yard waste must be placed curbside on their regular scheduled collection day by 7:00 am * please ensure you find out what your regular scheduled collection day is and what week (Week A or Week B) your area is for the bi-weekly collection months (July, August, December) * to determine collection areas please check the City of Barrie's Community Information and Waste Reduction Calendar

Acceptable Items

* Leaves, brush, grass clippings, garden waste, bales of straw, tree trimmings, Christmas trees, fruit tree waste

Unacceptable Items

* NO kitchen waste

* NO stumps or tree limbs with a diameter in excess of 10cm (4 inches)

* NO tree limbs in excess of 6 feet in length

* NO unbundled brush

* NO Dirt, or Soil

* NO Street Sweepings

Leaf & Yard Waste Packaging

* Yard waste containers must not exceed 20kgs (45lbs)

* Should be placed in a separate container from regular garbage

* Please leave lids off containers and boxes open 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 1.8 metres in length and 300 mm in diameter and weigh no more than 20 kilograms

* Tree limbs must be no larger than 100 mm in diameter and no longer than 1.8 metres

* Garden fruit tree waste, Christmas trees, pumpkins and hay bales must be no larger than 100 mm in diameter and no longer than 1.8 metres and have a maximum height of 2.6 metres

Acceptable Leaf and Yard Waste Containers

* Garbage cans

* Bushel baskets

* Burlap bags

* Paper leaf and yard waste bags

* Corrugated cardboard boxes, jute/burlap, and paper bags will be taken and composted

Unacceptable Leaf and Yard Waste Containers

* Do not place acceptable leaf and yard waste materials into the following containers for curbside pick-up * leaf and yard waste materials will not be collected if packaged in these containers

* Organics Carts

* Blue and Grey Recycling Boxes

* Plastic Bags

Organics Carts are meant for Organic material only * Blue and Grey Recycling Boxes are meant for recyclables only

Sup. DescriptionOn April 7, 2014 changes to the curbside collection schedule took place * Approximately 6000 households were affected by either a new collection day or a new leaf and yard waste schedule (identified as A or B week in the Waste Reduction & Community Information Calendar). Affected households received notices in the mail. The collection schedule has been re-aligned with the onset of a new waste collection contract with Progressive Waste Solutions. The changes will improve collection efficiencies and minimize travel times for the trucks
Service Details
HoursCurbside Collection:Residents are required to place garbage, organics, recyclables and yard waste at curbside on their collection day by 7 am to ensure collection * collection trucks will not be sent back into areas where these materials have been placed out late

Landfill Drop-off: Tue to Sat 9 am-4 pm * the laneway to the landfill site can accommodate up to one hour's worth of traffic * due to higher volume of traffic on Tuesdays and Saturdays, it is recommended that you arrive at the landfill site prior to 3:00 pm to ensure entry * Landfill Site closed to the public on statutory holidays

DatesThere is no garbage, organics, leaf and yard waste collection on statutory holidays * when this occurs, 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
EligibilityBarrie residents
FeesService - Some fees may apply, see website for details
Legal Status(10) Local Government
SubjectsGarbage collection ; Recycling