2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

2018COMMUNITY INFORMATION & WASTE REDUCTION CALENDAR

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

City of Barrie Ward Map

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

BARRIE CITY COUNCIL 2015–2018 MAYOR Jeff Lehman 705-792-7900 officeofthemayor@barrie.ca WARD 1 Bonnie Ainsworth 705-739-4271 bonnie.ainsworth@barrie.ca WARD 2 Rose Romita 705-739-4272 rose.romita@barrie.ca WARD 3 Doug Shipley 705-739-4269 doug.shipley@barrie.ca WARD 4 Barry Ward 705-739-4268 barry.ward@barrie.ca WARD 5 Peter Silveira 705-739-4275 peter.silveira@barrie.ca WARD 6 Steve Trotter 705-739-4286 steve.trotter@barrie.ca WARD 7 Andrew Prince 705-739-4217 andrew.prince@barrie.ca WARD 8 Arif Khan 705-739-4273 arif.khan@barrie.ca WARD 9 Sergio Morales 705-739-4256 sergio.morales@barrie.ca WARD 10 Mike McCann 705-739-4290 mike.mccann@barrie.ca

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

Garbage, Recycling, Organics & Yard Waste Collection Map

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

City of Barrie Landfill Phone: 705-739-4219 272 Ferndale Dr. North Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9a.m.–4p.m. City of Barrie Environmental Centre Phone: 705-739-4219 272 Ferndale Dr. North Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30a.m.–4:30p.m. City Hall Phone: 705-726-4242 70 Collier St. Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30a.m.–4:30p.m. Allandale Recreation Centre Phone: 705-728-5141 190 Bayview Dr. For current hours, please call 705-728-5141. Holly Community Centre Phone: 705-792-7925 171 Mapleton Ave. For current hours, please call 705-792-7925.

East Bayfield Community Centre Phone: 705-739-4225 80 Livingstone St. East For current hours, please call 705-739-4225. Understanding Your Waste Collection Schedule Step 1: Determine your collection day and area (A or B) on the collection map above or look up your address at barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule. Step 2: Look for these symbols each month throughout the calendar to help identify which materials are collected in your collection area.

Containers Paper Organics Garbage Yard Waste

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

Barrie’s Multi-Residential Diversion Programs Organics Collection In January 2017, the City of Barrie began the implementation of a multi- residential Organics Collection Program in apartments, condominiums, and townhouse complexes throughout the City. The Organics Collection Program will be phased in over the next three years to eligible multi-residential properties. From January to October 2017, 77 buildings implemented the Organics Collection Program and helped divert 103 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill – Barrie is off to a great start!

See August for a detailed list of acceptable materials. Recycling Collection All multi-residential properties in Barrie are encouraged to participate in the City provided recycling program. Materials must be sorted into the provided blue (containers) and grey (paper products) carts which are collected weekly. From January to October 2017, multi-residential properties have recycled 713 tonnes of material, which represents a 7.5% increase in recycling tonnes over the same time period in 2016! See May for a detailed list of acceptable materials. 68% of the waste collected from in Barrie’s multi- residential sector could be diverted from the Landfill through Barrie’s diversion programs.

We’re here to help you Rethink Waste Need in-unit bins or extra carts? If you need a new in-unit recycling or organics bin or you notice that your building could use more recycling and/or organics carts please notify your Property Manager or call 705-739-4219.

WHAT’S IN YOUR GARBAGE? Multi-Residential Garbage Breakdown Household Hazardous Waste 1.2% Yard Waste 1.3% Paper Recycling 13% Containers Recycling 20.7% Organics 31.9% Garbage 31.8%

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

A Closer Look at Your Collection Truck Garbage and organics are collected by a “split” collection truck. This collection truck holds both materials without mixing them together. These trucks are split this way to make collection more efficient instead of having one designated truck for each material type. The collector places the garbage into one compartment of the truck, and the organics into the other.

Although it may appear that these items are being mixed together after you spent time separating them, the materials are completely separate and do not get mixed with each other.

Grey box and blue box materials are also collected by a split collection truck. These materials are also kept completely separate and are not mixed together. Collected grey (paper) box materials are baled and shipped to recycling markets. The blue (containers) box materials are sent to a material recovery facility where they are further separated into specific material types to be marketed and made into new products.

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

WASTE DIVERSION barrie.ca/landfill ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Recycle your old electronics for free at the Landfill. Electronics that have a cord or a battery are accepted.

Visit recycleyourelectronics.ca for alternative local drop-off locations. USED TIRES: Tired are accepted for recycling at the Landfill free of charge. Bicycle tires are not accepted. Visit rethinktires.ca for alternative local drop-off locations. CFC REFRIGERANT REMOVAL: Residential refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers and dehumidifiers can be decommissioned and certified CFC-free at the Landfill. Visit barrie.ca/landfill for disposal fees.

MATTRESSES: Mattresses and box-springs are accepted at the Landfill for recycling — 98% of a mattress is able to be recycled. Visit barrie.ca/landfill for disposal fees. ORGANICS: Household organics are accepted at the Landfill site at no charge. Requirements for accepting organics at the Landfill are the same as for curbside collection. AND MORE: Scrap metal, clean cardboard, used clothing, blue/ grey box recyclables, wood waste, shingles, rubble, drywall, yard waste and empty oil containers are accepted at the Landfill for recycling. See February for details on household hazardous waste.

Tollendale Woods Park 40 Royal Oak Drive Tollendale Woods Park 40 Royal Oak Drive

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. JANUARY2018 NO COLLECTION AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B NEW YEAR’S DAY NO TRANSIT SERVICE  collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day Recycling & organics collection occurs every week.

Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule.

2018 Community Information & Waste Reduction - City of Barrie

LOCATION & HOURS Barrie Environmental Centre, 272 Ferndale Dr. N. Open Saturday, 9a.m.–4p.m. and is FREE for Barrie residents. ALTERNATIVE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS • For select household hazardous/special waste, visit makethedrop.ca or regeneration.ca • For medication & sharps, visit healthsteward.ca ACCEPTABLE HAZARDOUS WASTE • Aerosol cans containing product Empty aerosol cans may be placed in the blue (containers) recycling box for curbside collection (remove nozzle if possible). • Antifreeze • Batteries* • Cleaning fluids, drain & oven cleaners • Cooking & fryer oil • Cosmetics • Empty oil containers • Fluorescent lights (including compact bulbs) • Gasoline & oil • Glues • Medication, sharps (needles & syringes, must be in rigid containers) • Paints • Pesticides • Propane cylinders * During the week of November 5th, Barrie residents are able to recycle single-use, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt & button batteries at the curb on their regular waste collection day!

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT barrie.ca/HHW Sunnidale Park 227 Sunnidale Road

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 2 3 Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. FEBRUARY2018 VALENTINE’S DAY WINTERFEST Heritage Park & Downtown Barrie barrie.ca/winterfest WINTERFEST Heritage Park & Downtown Barrie barrie.ca/winterfest FAMILY DAY NO COLLECTION AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A Recycling & organics collection occurs every week.

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Barrie households receive collection of two bags or two cans of garbage every OTHER week; organics and recycling are collected every week. Materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on collection day. Every-other-week garbage collection does not include multi-residential properties or businesses that use private waste collection services. Businesses have separate garbage and recycling limits from residents. • Limit of two standard size garbage bags or cans per single family dwelling every OTHER week. • Additional bags/cans that exceed the bag limit must have a City of Barrie garbage tag affixed either around the neck of the bag or on the garbage inside the can, not on the can itself.

For a list of tag retailers visit barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection. • Loose items & items that do not fit inside a standard size garbage can or bag will not be collected.

• Cans must have open handles & be designed for manual lifting. • Bags/cans must not exceed 20kgs (45lbs) & 125 litre capacity • For safety reasons, please wrap sharp objects (i.e. glass or nails) in protective material such as newsprint & label garbage that contains safety hazards. • Syringes & needles must be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot. • Materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on collection day. • There is no curbside collection for bulk items. • For a list of disposal options visit barrie.ca/AlternativeOptions. LIMITS: GARBAGE COLLECTION barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection Tall Trees Park 125 Springdale Drive

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. MARCH2018 FIRST DAY OF SPRING DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS Turn clocks ahead 1 hour ST. PATRICK’S DAY EARTH HOUR 8:30–9:30p.m. earthhour.org GOOD FRIDAY NO TRANSIT SERVICE LANDFILL CLOSED NO COLLECTION TODAY  collection moved to next day REMINDER: Check batteries in smoke detectors AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B Recycling & organics collection occurs every week.

Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule.

SPRING INTO CLEAN Help keep Barrie clean and beautiful. Volunteer to clean up your school yard, a park, green space, block, or trail. This annual project is designed to clean-up our community, while raising levels of environmental awareness and social responsibility through active participation in one of four Spring Into Clean events. Visit barrie.ca/SpringIntoClean for dates and registration. COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM The City of Barrie has participated in the Communities in Bloom program for the past 20 years. In 2017, the City of Barrie received a “Five Leafs” Silver Rating in the Canada 150 category.

Barrie was also presented with a special mention for the Lampman Lane Park Makeover. Barrie is judged on various criteria such as community involvement, tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape and floral displays. The City of Barrie invites all citizens, commercial and industrial businesses to include their projects, small or large, to help Barrie be number one in this competition. Visit barrie.ca/CommunitiesInBloom for more information.

KEEPING BARRIE BEAUTIFUL barrie.ca/SpringIntoClean Military Heritage Park 225 Lakeshore Drive

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. EASTER SUNDAY NO TRANSIT SERVICE EASTER MONDAY NO CHANGE IN COLLECTION SPRING INTO CLEAN barrie.ca/SpringIntoClean SPRING INTO CLEAN barrie.ca/SpringIntoClean SPRING INTO CLEAN barrie.ca/SpringIntoClean APRIL2018 AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B Recycling & organics collection occurs every week.

Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule. AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B

Materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on collection day. Separate your materials into 2 boxes: CONTAINERS, BLUE BOX: • Aluminum trays, pie plates & foil • Beverage containers, soft drinks & water bottles • Clean sandwich, milk, bread & shopping bags • Empty aerosol cans (remove nozzle if possible) • Empty dry paint cans (remove lids & place lid & can in the blue box) • Food & beverage cans • Glass bottles & jars • Rigid plastic packaging/containers (includes styrene trays & lids) • Spiral cardboard cans • Styrofoam & clam shell food trays • Styrofoam packaging (must fit inside recycling box; no Styrofoam peanuts) • Take-out coffee cup LIDS ONLY • Tetra Pak boxes (no straws), juices & milk cartons Rinse out containers before placing in blue box.

All container items must be “packaging” (i.e. no toys, laundry baskets, hangers, etc.). Please no coffee cups or plastic wrap, garbage, toys, motor oil or pesticide containers. Aerosol and paint cans that are not empty should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot. See February for more information. PAPER, GREY BOX: • Boxboard & egg cartons • Cardboard (flattened & bundled 75cm x 75cm x 20cm) • Newspaper & household papers • Telephone books & magazines • Wrapping paper, greeting cards & craft paper NEED A RECYCLING BOX?

For residential delivery call 705-739-4219 (approximately 1 week delivery time). Boxes may also be picked up at the Landfill, 272 Ferndale Dr. N., Monday to Friday 8:30a.m.– 4:30p.m., and at community centres and City Hall during hours of operation. RECYCLING barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection Shear Park 21–23 Holgate Street

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day.

MAY2018 VICTORIA DAY NO TRANSIT SERVICE NO COLLECTION  collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK barrie.ca/composting MOTHER’S DAY AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B Recycling & organics collection occurs every week. Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule.

The City of Barrie has installed a number of recycling and garbage containers throughout the community in public spaces such as beaches, parks and along the lakeshore. While participating in Barrie’s special events, shopping downtown or enjoying Barrie’s beautiful parks, please remember to use the recycling bins to recycle your beverage containers. Please ensure that your materials are placed in the appropriate slots/bins, and that items do not get stuck in bin openings. Do not place items such as coffee cups, dog waste and diapers in public space recycling bins. These items contaminate the recyclables and may cause the entire contents of the bin to be disposed of as garbage.

PUBLIC SPACE & SPECIAL EVENTS RECYCLING barrie.ca/RethinkingWaste Sam Cancilla Park 157 Dunlop Street East

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. JUNE2018 WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY FREE GOODS EXCHANGE DAY barrie.ca/FGED FIRST DAY OF SUMMER FATHER’S DAY Recycling & organics collection occurs every week. Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule.

AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B

Residents can purchase backyard composters at the Barrie Landfill, 272 Ferndale Dr. N., Tuesday to Saturday from 9a.m.–4p.m. Quantities are limited. Homegrown compost generated from Barrie’s leaf and yard waste is for sale at the Landfill various times throughout the year. Compost rates are listed at barrie.ca/landfill. Large quantities may be available to businesses. Please call 705-739-4219 to confirm availability. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GREEN BIN AND A BACKYARD COMPOSTER We congratulate you for composting at home and encourage you to continue to do so. However, there are many items that are accepted in the green bin that are not suitable for backyard composting.

For example: meats, poultry, seafood, dairy products and bones should not be composted at home because these items create odours which may attract unwanted animals. You are encouraged to place these items in your green bin each week! Organics collected in the green bin are transported to a specially designed processing facility where it is turned into rich and valuable compost that is sold in stores.

COMPOSTING barrie.ca/composting Tyndale Park 45 Tyndale Road

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 Recycling & organics collection occurs every week. Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule. Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m.

on your collection day. JULY2018 CANADA DAY Fireworks at 10pm Barrie Waterfront barrie.ca/CanadaDay NO CHANGE TO COLLECTION AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS • Breads & grains • Coffee cups (cup only) lid may be placed in your blue (containers) box • Coffee grounds & filters • Dairy products & eggs • Fruits & vegetables • Meat & bones • Pumpkins, garden fruit & vegetable waste • Wet & soiled paper UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: • Diapers • Leaf & yard waste • Pet waste • Plastic bags & film plastic • Take-out coffee cup lids Materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. There is a 20kg/45lb weight restriction for each curbside organics bin. ACCEPTABLE LINERS: • Newsprint, paper bags, boxboard • Certified compostable liners displaying one of the following logos: NEED A GREEN BIN?

For residential delivery of a green bin call 705-739-4219 (approximately 1 week delivery time). Bins may also be picked up at the Landfill, 272 Ferndale Dr. N., Monday to Friday 8:30a.m. –4:30p.m., and at City Hall and community centres during hours of operation. ORGANICS barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection Heritage Park 5-9 Lakeshore Drive

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 Recycling & organics collection occurs every week. Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule.

Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. AUGUST2018 KEMPENFEST kempenfest.com BARRIE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL BarrieDragonBoatFestival.ca KEMPENFEST Barrie Waterfront kempenfest.com KEMPENFEST Barrie Waterfront kempenfest.com CIVIC HOLIDAY NO COLLECTION TODAY AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B  collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day

SANITARY SEWER The sanitary sewer system is a series of underground pipes that transport wastewater from homes and businesses to the Wastewater Treatment Facility where it is treated before entering Lake Simcoe. Flushing anything other than human waste and toilet paper down your toilet can cause problems with your household plumbing, municipal sewer lines and the Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as the environment. To maintain a properly functioning system, the following materials CANNOT be disposed of down sinks and toilets: • Any plastic materials • Baby wipes & personal wipes • Cotton swabs • Dental floss • Disposable diapers • Hair from brushes or combs • Kitchen grease • Kitty Litter • Medication • Newspapers, rags or cloth • Oil, fuels & other hazardous materials • Sanitary napkins or plastic tampon applicators • Sump pump water STORM SEWER The municipal storm sewer system collects rainwater and surface water runoff from roads, lawns and parking lots.

It is important that ONLY rain enters the storm drains as it is discharged, untreated, to creeks and Kempenfelt Bay. All other waste material, such as yard waste, pet waste, hazardous waste, etc. are not to be disposed of into catchbasins or waterways. SEWER SYSTEMS barrie.ca/environment Tollendale Woods Park 40 Royal Oak Drive Wilkins Beach 121 Crimson Ridge Road

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Recycling & organics collection occurs every week. Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule. Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. SEPTEMBER2018 LABOUR DAY NO COLLECTION FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN  collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS • Christmas trees must be no longer than 1.8m (6ft) in length (no ornaments or tree stands) • Grass clippings & yard waste • Leaves, brush, tree trimmings. Bundles must be no longer than 1.8m in length, 0.3m in diameter & weigh no more than 20kgs (45lbs). UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS • Food waste • Garden fruit & vegetables (place in organics bin) • Household garbage • Milled lumber • Plastic packaging/containers • Sod, dirt or soil • Unbundled brush & tree limbs • Oversized limbs in excess of 10cm in diameter.

ACCEPTABLE CONTAINERS • Bushel baskets & burlap bags • Cardboard boxes (leave tops open) • Garbage cans (leave lids off & label “yard waste”) • Paper leaf & yard waste bags Yard waste placed in recycling boxes, green bins or plastic bags will not be collected.

Residents are reminded not to place any glass, plastic or metal items in their yard waste (i.e. plastic flower pots, plastic soil or peat bags). Plastic contaminates the yard waste and prevents it from becoming high quality compost. Materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. YARD WASTE COLLECTION barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection Bear Creek Eco Park 25 Bear Creek Drive

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Recycling & organics collection occurs every week. Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule. Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. OCTOBER2018 THANKSGIVING DAY NO TRANSIT SERVICE NO COLLECTION HALLOWEEN  collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day WASTE REDUCTION WEEK AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B

LOCATION & HOURS Barrie Environmental Centre, 272 Ferndale Dr. N. Landfill open Tuesday to Saturday, 9a.m.–4p.m. Recycling Boxes and Green Bin Pickup Hours: • Environmental Centre Administration Building: Monday to Friday, 8:30a.m.– 4:30p.m. • Household Hazardous Waste Depot: Saturday, 9a.m.–4p.m. SERVICES • Waste disposal • Household Hazardous Waste Depot (see February) • Recycling box & green bin distribution (see May & August) • Composters and compost for sale (see July) • Leaf & yard waste drop-off • Recycling drop-off • Waste diversion opportunities (see January) • Garbage tags for sale • Education Centre (call 705-739-4219 for information) CFC REFRIGERANT REMOVAL Residential refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers and dehumidifiers can be decommissioned and certified CFC- Free at the Landfill.

Visit barrie.ca/landfill for disposal fees. DIAPER DISPOSAL From May 1st to October 31st, residents can dispose of a maximum of 2 clear bags of diapers at the landfill (maximum weight: 20kgs/bag) at no charge. Bags must consist solely of diapers.

RULES & RATES • All licence plates must be visible. • Landfill access is prohibited without proof of residency (photo I.D.). • Waste generated outside Barrie is not accepted. • A charge may apply (current rates & fees are available at barrie.ca/landfill). LANDFILL & ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE barrie.ca/landfill Tollendale Woods Park 40 Royal Oak Drive Memorial Square 65 Dunlop Street East Photo Credit: Sarah Bamford

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B Recycling & organics collection occurs every week.

Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule. Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. NOVEMBER2018 BATTERY COLLECTION WEEK barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection SANTA CLAUS PARADE & NOELLA KICK-OFF NoellaFestival.ca BarrieChamber.ca REMEMBRANCE DAY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS Turn clocks back 1 hour  REMINDER: Check batteries in smoke detectors

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGY We have a responsibility to anticipate and prepare for potential impacts of climate change on our community. In 2016-2017, the City developed its Climate Change Adaptation Strategy with the vision that “Barrie will adapt to changing climate conditions and embrace new opportunities to remain a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable waterfront community”. The Adaptation Strategy identified 59 “Must Do” actions in order to achieve the City of Barrie’s seven climate adaptation goals: • Maintain Public Health and Safety • Minimize Risks to Buildings and Properties • Strengthen Infrastructure Resilience • Help Local Businesses and the Tourism Industry Adapt to Changing Conditions • Protect Biodiversity and Enhance Ecosystem Functions • Minimize Disruption to Corporate Services • Build Community Resilience IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Following the completion of the Adaptation Strategy, the City began developing an Implementation Plan in 2017.

The Implementation Plan will create a detailed roadmap to complete the 59 “Must Do” climate adaptation actions. The implementation plan will identify when each action should be undertaken, who is responsible, what tools are available to help, what community partners should participate, how much it will cost, how we will measure progress, and how we will report our progress to the community.

To learn more about climate change adaptation in Barrie, visit barrie.ca/ ClimateChange. CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY - CLIMATE CHANGE barrie.ca/ClimateChange Nelson Lookout 189 Blake Street

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Recycling & organics collection occurs every week. Yard waste collection occurs during selected months, as indicated.* Garbage collection occurs every other week.* * To determine your collection area please refer to page 3, call 705-739-4219, or visit barrie.ca/CollectionSchedule.

Don’t forget! To ensure collection, materials must be placed curbside by 7a.m. on your collection day. DECEMBER2018 CHRISTMAS DAY NO TRANSIT SERVICE NO COLLECTION LANDFILL CLOSED BOXING DAY LANDFILL CLOSED CURBSIDE COLLECTION OCCURS AS PER HOLIDAY SCHEDULE. CHRISTMAS EVE FIRST DAY OF WINTER  collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day collection moved to next day NEW YEAR’S EVE barrie.ca/ Downtown Countdown AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B AREA  A AREA  B

Source Water Protection Source Water Protection is about protecting our sources of drinking water from overuse and contamination. In Barrie, a mix of surface water and groundwater make up the drinking water supply. The provincial Clean Water Act was passed in 2006 to ensure that our drinking water sources are protected so that we have clean, safe drinking water now and in the future. At the City of Barrie, the Risk Management Official and Risk Management Inspector work with local businesses and the community to protect our drinking water at its source. What can you do to help?

As a member of the community, you also have a role to play in protecting our drinking water sources.

Hazardous Product Awareness Many common chemicals can degrade the quality of our source water if they are not stored, used, or disposed of responsibly. When using chemicals like paints, degreasers, motor oil, pesticides, fuel, solvents, etc., remember that spills and leaks can potentially harm our water sources. Winter Salt Use Salt is essential for preventing dangerous icy conditions, but too much of it can harm our water sources, as well as wildlife. To reduce the amount of winter salt needed at home, use these tips: • Always shovel first, before using salt • Don’t use more than is needed   Don’t use salt in very cold temperatures.

Salt is less effective below -11°C, so consider using sand or kitty litter instead when it’s very cold out.

For more information on Source Water Protection, please visit barrie.ca/SourceWaterProtection or contact the City’s Risk Management Official at 705-739-4220 ext. 4796

Water Conservation Although the City of Barrie is very fortunate to have a large supply of high quality water, this water supply has a limited capacity to meet demand. With a population forecast to reach 210,000 by 2031 this demand will only increase. Here are a few things you can do at home or at work to lower your water consumption and save money: 1. Re-direct your downspout to your lawn, garden or rain barrel.

Using a rain barrel to collect rainwater for your lawn and garden will reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and save you money on your water bill. 2. Add mulch to your garden to protect plants, decrease the amount of water and weeding needed, and/or create a rain garden.

3. Water your lawn once a week (2.5cm of water) to encourage strong root growth: If you don’t have a rain gauge, place an empty tuna can on your lawn or in your garden. Time how long it takes to fill the can and that’s how long you should water your lawn. Remember to only water your lawn on your day (odd/even according to your address) in accordance with the City’s Regulatory Matters By-Law. 4. Test your toilets for leaks: Put a few drops of food colouring in the tank and wait 10 to 15 minutes. If the colour shows up in the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing leaks can save you up to 200,000 litres of water per year.

Working together will ensure our community enjoys high quality drinking water today and for generations to come.

For more information about the City of Barrie water services, please call 705-792-7920 or visit barrie.ca/WaterServices.

Curbside Collection Frequently Asked Questions What if my garbage smells? Most items that typically start to smell over time can be put in the green bin and will be picked up weekly. However, diapers and pet waste must be disposed of in the garbage. To minimize the odours from diapers and pet waste, try putting a little baking soda at the bottom of your garbage bin or bag. Storing garbage in a cool location in a container with a tight fitting lid will also help minimize smells.

From May 1st to October 31st, residents can dispose of a maximum of 2 clear bags of diapers per week at the landfill (maximum weight: 20kgs/bag), at no charge. Bags must consist solely of diapers. What size can my garbage bag or can be?

The City has a manual curbside collection system, which means drivers physically lift the garbage into the truck. Acceptable garbage containers must: • Be designed to be manually lifted; • Have open side handles; • Have a removable watertight lid (do not attach lid with rope or bungee cords); • Have a capacity no greater than 125 litres; • Not exceed 20kgs or 45lbs (including contents) when placed at the curb for collection. If your container does not meet these specifications, it will not be collected. For health and safety reasons, collectors are not permitted to reach into a garbage can to remove bags.

What time do I need to have my materials curbside? Please ensure your materials are curbside by 7a.m. for collection. Collectors are permitted to complete their routes between 7a.m. and 6p.m. Routing changes, which could affect collection times, can occur for a number of reasons such as weather, road closure and vehicle breakdowns. What about multi-residential buildings and businesses? Every-other-week garbage collection does not include multi-residential buildings or businesses that have private garbage collection. Businesses have different garbage and recycling limits than residents.

How do I package my garbage to ensure waste-collector safety? For safety reasons, please wrap sharp objects (e.g.

glass or nails) in protective material such as newsprint. Label garbage that contains safety hazards. Syringes/needles must be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot (see February for more information and alternative locations). Residents are not permitted to place items into the collection trucks. When is yard waste collected? Curbside collection of yard waste occurs during selected months, as indicated below. Refer to the symbols throughout the calendar to determine when yard waste is collected in your area (to determine your area, please refer to the map on page 3). WEEKLY COLLECTION BI-WEEKLY COLLECTION Every other week, opposite your garbage collection week.

NO COLLECTION January April May June September October November July August December February March What is the difference between “compostable” and “biodegradable”? A plastic bag or product labeled “biodegradable” does not mean it is compostable. Biodegradable products take longer to breakdown than the composting process will allow. Biodegradable or plastic bags are not accepted in Barrie’s Organics Program because they do not breakdown during the composting process and therefore contaminate finished compost material.

A compostable bag/liner labeled “certified compostable” means that the bag or product will breakdown in the composting process and become part of usable, clean compost. This is why the City of Barrie only permits the use of certified compostable bags/liners in our Organics Program.

MUNICIPAL SERVICE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY SERVICE BARRIE Customer Service Contact Centre We’re here to help. Service Barrie is now located on the first floor of City Hall. We are working to enhance the quality and efficiency of interactions residents have with the City by moving towards providing the public with a central place to obtain information or direction for City-related concerns, and ask questions or provide comments about City services and programs.

Service Barrie can help you: Pay: Taxes, water bills, parking tickets Purchase:  Transit passes, parking passes, waterfront parking passes, garbage tags, community garden plots, commemorative trees and benches and subdivision maps Pickup: Recycling containers, green bins, Community Information & Waste  Reduction calendar, bid packages for City tenders, and City of Barrie pins, pre-ordered engineering drawings Book:  City Hall tours, art displays for City Hall, and use of display case Request:  Sewer and sanitary service drawings, information about Roads, Parks & Fleet services (i.e. Communities in Bloom, winter control, street sweeping) Submit:  Residential buiding applications, building/zoning complaints, graffiti reports, Adopt-a-Park requests, service requests for Roads, Parks & Fleet services (i.e.

potholes, dead tree replacement, street lights out), applications for Specialized Transit use, bids & tenders. Phone: 705-726-4242, 8a.m. to 5p.m.

Counter: 1st Floor City Hall, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Email: ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca FAX: 705-739-4237 Mailing Address: City Hall , 70 Collier Street P.O. Box 400, Barrie, ON L4M 4T5 Animal Control, Pet Registration . . 705-739-4241 55+ Centres: Allandale Recreation Centre . . 705-728-6332 Parkview Centre . . 705-737-0755 Business Development . . 705-728-9850 Business Licensing . . 705-739-4241 Legislative and Court Services (Council Info, Birth Certificates, Marriage Licence . . 705-739-4204 Culture Department . . 705-739-4299 Engineering Services . . 705-739-4207 Environmental Services/Landfill .

. 705-739-4219 Events . . 705-739-4285 Facilities . . 705-719-5970 Fire & Emergency Service: Non-Emergency Inquiries, Burn Permits . . 705-728-3199 Emergency Call . 911 Industrial Land Sales . . 705-728-9850 Library (Information Barrie . . 705-728-1010 Marina . 705-739-4218 Mayor’s Office . 705-792-7900 Enforcement Services . . 705-739-4241 (IncludesParkingTickets,PropertyStandards,LotteryLicences . . 705-739-4208 Provincial Offences . . 705-739-4291 Recreation Services . . 705-739-4223 Rec Info (cancellations/transfers/refunds . . 705-739-4287 Inclement Weather Line . . 705-739-4215 Allandale Recreation Centre .

. 705-728-5141 Barrie Molson Centre . . 705-737-6850 East Bayfield Community Centre . . 705-739-4225 Holly Community Centre . . 705-792-7925 Lampman Lane Centre . . 705-739-4224 Small Business Centre . . 705-720-2445 Surface Water Treatment Plant . . 705-792-7920 Theatres (Mady & Georgian . . 705-739-4228 Transit: Customer Service . . 705-739-4209 Transit Terminal (24 Maple Avenue . . 705-739-1500 Specialized Transit - Reserve & Cancel . . 705-737-2304 (Press 1) Waste Water Treatment Facility . . 705-739-4221 Water Billing Inquiries . . 705-726-4242 OTHER FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

Please visit us online at barrie.ca. cityofbarrie @cityofbarrie @citybarrie citybarrie This calendar is recyclable through the City of Barrie’s recycling program. SEPTEMBER Wilkins Beach Sewer Systems JULY Tyndale Park Composting AUGUST Heritage Park Organics DECEMBER Nelson Lookout Conservation & Sustainability OCTOBER Bear Creek Eco Park Yard Waste Collection NOVEMBER Memorial Square Landfill & Environmental Centre JUNE Sam Cancilla Park Public Space & Special Events Recycling APRIL Military Heritage Park Keeping Barrie Beautiful MAY Shear Park Recycling MARCH Tall Trees Park Garbage Collection JANUARY Tollendale Woods Waste Diversion FEBRUARY Sunnidale Park Household Hazardous Waste Depot LIVING IN BARRIE IS A WALK IN THE PARK! We are fortunate to live near so much green space! Barrie is home to 127 parks totalling 812 acres in area, plus another 2,450 acres of natural areas.

Many of these spaces like Centennial Park and Heritage Park are well known to residents, but there’s also a lot of spots like Nelson Park or Wilkin’s Beach that could be considered hidden gems. This year’s calendar is all about showing off these great public spaces that we take so much pride in. As you flip through the months, we hope you discover a new beautiful space in your City. To learn more about all of Barrie’s parks, visit barrie.ca/Parks.

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