Published April 7, 2023

Leaf and yard waste collection to resume in Barrie, Simcoe County

Weekly collections begin Monday, April 10
Leaf and yard waste collection to resume in Barrie, Simcoe County

With winter receding and homeowners spring-cleaning their yards, leaf and yard waste collection in Barrie and Simcoe County is set to resume (yard waste is collected in Orillia on a weekly basis all year round).

In Barrie, the weekly collection begins the week of April 10 and continues until the end of June, when bi-weekly collection begins for the summer. Residents have a regularly scheduled collection day and area (area A or B). Click here to view the city's collection calendar, or here to enter your address to determine your collection day.

Acceptable items

  • Leaves & brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden waste
  • Bales of straw
  • Tree trimmings
  • Fruit tree waste
  • Christmas trees (no longer than 6' & free of ornaments/stands)

Unacceptable items

  • Kitchen waste
  • Milled lumber
  • Plastic pots/packaging or garbage materials
  • Stumps or tree limbs with a diameter over 10cm
  • Tree limbs in excess of 6' in length
  • Unbundled brush, street sweepings
  • Sod, dirt and rocks
  • Containers of yard waste weighing over 20kg (45lbs)
  • Bundles over 6' long or 1' in diameter
  • Bundles weighing more than 20kgs (45lbs)

In the County of Simcoe, leaf and yard waste collection begins April 10 in Zone One and April 17 in Zone 2, running bi-weekly, until the end of the week of May 29. To determine your collection zone, click here for the county's Waste Management Calendar. The schedule is also available on the Simcoe County Collects App, which is free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

These collections include leaves, grass, branches (sized and bundled appropriately), and other appropriately prepared garden waste. Residents are reminded to use kraft paper yard waste bags, compostable bags, cardboard boxes, or open-ended rigid containers when placing leaf and yard waste at their regular collection point.

Materials for collection should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on Monday of the collection week for each area. Collection will occur during the week, not necessarily on residents’ regular collection day.

Spring 2023 leaf and yard waste will be collected throughout the week in each zone as follows:

Zone One

April 10, 2023

April 24, 2023

May 8, 2023

May 22, 2023

Zone Two

April 17, 2023

May 1, 2023

May 15, 2023

May 29, 2023

Leaf and yard waste collection will also occur in July and October.

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