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Barrie-Muskoka Ontario Recycling at Bottle Depots



Recycling is not just good for the environment, but you could even make some extra money. Re-use and Recycle - scrap for cash! The government requires that many consumer containers be recyclable, and still others re-useable. To prevent wasting re-useable containers, manufacturers and retailers may charge a deposit on the containers when you buy the products inside. These deposits are returned when customers return the containers.

Recyclable containers in Ontario with a deposit include:


  • Aluminium beer cans (Canadian brands only). Return to the Beer Store for $.10/can refund.
  • Beer Bottles (Canadian brands only). Return to the Beer Store for $.10/can refund
  • Refillable soft drink ontainers. Return to retailer for $.40/bottle refund.

Scrap metal dealers will accept certain types of recyclable metals in sufficient quantities. Some schools even save their empty aluminum beverage cans, and sell them to scrap dealers as a fundraising initiative. The following businesses in the Barrie area buy scrap metal:

  • Varcoe Cliff Ltd
    705-728-1051
    1888 Penetanguishene Rd,
    Barrie, ON L4M 4V1
  • Barrie Recycling & Waste Inc
    705-792-6557
    412 Tiffin Street,
    Barrie, ON L4N 9W8
  • Eco-Elements Corp
    705-728-8395
    717 Bayview Drive,
    Barrie, ON L4N 9A5
  • Frith Regional Waste Systems
    705-733-1200
    Barrie, ON
  • MaSeR
    705-792-0300
    220 John Street,
    Barrie, ON L4N 2L2
  • McLellan Disposal Services
    705-722-8710
    13 Saunders Road,
    Barrie, ON L4N 9A7
  • Miller Waste Systems
    705-792-4919
    181 Big Bay Point,
    Barrie, ON
  • Muskoka Dunnage & Wood Recycling
    705-725-9968
    708 County Rd 90, ON L4N 9X1
  • Recycling Specialties Inc
    705-735-2145
    8903 Simcoe Road 56,
    Utopia, ON L0M 1T0


Blue Box Recycling
To have a blue or grey box delivered (limit 2 boxes per residence) please call 739-4219 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Barrie residents only.

Blue and Grey Boxes are available for pick up at the Environmental Centre at 272 Ferndale Drive North, Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They are also available Saturdays at the Household Special Waste Depot, also located at 272 Ferndale Dr. N. Each resident should use 2 blue boxes or one grey and one blue box to separate materials properly. The first two recycling boxes are provided at no charge. There may be a charge of $5.00 for each additional box.

Residents are required to place garbage, recyclables and yard waste at curbside on their collection day by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Collection trucks will not be sent back into areas where these materials have been placed out late. Please call 739-4219 for more information about Barrie’s Waste Management programs.

  • Aluminum - cans, wrap, pie plates, lawn chair frames, toboggans
  • Corrugated cardboard - (cut or folded into a manageable size)
  • box board - cereal boxes, etc. (flattened). No waxed milk cartons, please!
  • Glass - all kinds (rinsed, not broken)
  • Plastic containers
  • Tetrapaks


Over 500 million containers are returned each year, which is about 80 - 90 per cent of all those containers manufactured and sold. Of course, many of the balance are accounted for by the "blue box" program and are recycled, so our land fills are not burdened with unnecessary waste materials.
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