If you are a home-owner in Barrie, or if you are a potential home owner in the city (looking to buy), you should know about the new changes to the Barrie garbage collection program starting in 2015. On January 12th, 2015, the City of Barrie garbage collection changed from a weekly, to a bi-weekly collection.
The amount of garbage you can put out for collection hasn’t changed. Just the frequency of collection has. In other words, as a home-owner, you were able to put out 1 garbage bag (or can) for collection every week. Under the new changes, a home may now put out 2 bags (or cans) every 2 weeks.
The bi-weekly collection applies to trash only. Organics and recycling will continue to be picked up weekly with collection days remaining the same.
The hope is that by moving to an every-other-week pick-up schedule, that more residents will be encouraged to use their green organics collection bins, thus diverting more waste from the landfill and into the compost program. The Barrie landfill is expected to last only until 2035, at which time in will need to be closed and an alternate landfill location will need to be found.
Residents are designated as either area A or B and this determines their week of collection. The city puts out a Community Calendar which includes more details about the Barrie garbage collection program. In addition, Barrie residents can look up their collection schedule based on their address at the City of Barrie website, or by calling Environmental Services at 705-739-4219.
Copies of the Community Calendar are also available at the following locations:
• City Hall (70 Collier St.)
• Barrie Public Libraries (60 Worsley St. & 48 Dean Ave.)
• Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Dr. N.)
• East Bayfield Community Centre (80 Livingstone St. E.)
• Allandale Recreation Centre (190 Bayview Dr.)
• Holly Community Centre (171 Mapleton Ave.)
• Parkview Centre (189 Blake St)
Hope this is helpful!