Barrie landfill reopens to the public today for ‘essential’ drop-off only

Access to the landfill will be for urgent and essential use only

Two months after the landfill in Barrie was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dump will reopen May 14 with restrictions.

The landfill will be open for urgent and essential use only, which means garbage that needs to be disposed of immediately because of legal proceedings (estate closures, separation resolutions, evictions, real estate transactions) or waste from a recent fire, flood or severe weather situation.

The landfill will be open Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open Saturdays only, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The City said residents should expect much longer wait times than usual, especially on days such as Saturday, as there will be a limit on how many customers will be allowed on site.

The following safety measures will be in effect at the landfill during this time to protect the public and City staff:

  • If you are sick, self-isolating due to symptoms or have recently returned (within 14 days) from travel, do not visit the landfill.  
  • No cash will be accepted for payment, only debit or credit card (tap preferred).
  • Physical distancing of two metres is required at all times.
  • Mattresses and textiles (clothing) are not being accepted at this time.
  • Sale of compost, composters, mulch and garbage bag tags will not be available at this time.
  • Pick up of recycling boxes and green bins is currently unavailable. New residents who need boxes or bins can call 705-739-4219 to request delivery to their home.
  • If you are visiting the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, please place hazardous waste material on the table and respect physical distancing.

To maintain essential curbside collection, Waste Connection vehicles will be given priority entry to the landfill.

Regular fees apply at the landfill—loads of up to 100 kg of solid waste garbage are $10, loads of 100 kg and over are $150/tonne.

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