Barrie. Environmental Services Department

Backyard Composting

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Record #: BAR2269 Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 Last Full Update: 08 Apr 2014
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 ExecutiveSandy Coulter, Manager of Environmental Operations; 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
DescriptionThere are two different types of composters, the Enviro Cycle and the Soilsaver, available at the City of Barrie's Environmental Centre, at 272 Ferndale Drive N, Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am-4 pm, to Barrie residents only  
The City of Barrie's Truckload Backyard Composter and Rain Barrel Sale will be held on May 3rd, 2014 from 8:00am - 3:00pm.  
"Free Garden EARTH" Backyard Composters: $20 
"Free Garden RAIN" Rain Barrels: $45 
This event will be held rain or shine at: 
320 Bayfield Street (Bayfield Mall) 
Barrie Molson Centre, 555 Bayview Drive 
For more information please visit or call 705-739-4219 closer to the event date.  
This event is open to City of Barrie residents only.
Sup. Description* From the Garden 
Grass clippings 
Garden trimmings 
Plants and Weeds 
Old potting soil 
Soft plant stems 
* From the Kitchen 
Fruit scraps 
Vegetable peels 
Egg shells( crushed) 
Tea bags 
Coffee grounds with filters 
Shredded paper (not glossy) 
Items that DO NOT go into the Composter include 
Meat, fish and bones 
Fats and oils 
Dairy products 
Pet waste 
Cheese, meat or sauces 
The odour from these items may attract pests!
Service Details
HoursLandfill: Tue - Sat 9 am-4 pm * Barrie residents can purchase composters at the Landfill * the laneway to the landfill site can accommodate up to an hours worth of traffic * due to high volume of traffic on Tuesdays and Saturdays, it is recommended that you arrive at the landfill site prior to 3 pm to ensure entry 
DatesYear round * Landfill closed on statutory holidays which include Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and after noon on December 24 and December 31
Areas ServedBarrie
EligibilityCity of Barrie residents
FeesService - Contact the City of Barrie at 705-739-4219 or visit website for prices of composters
Legal Status(10) Local Government