We offer waste management services through curbside garbage pick-up, recycling pick-up, and the operation of a Transfer Stations at the Wilno site and Combermere site and a full waste disposal site at Bark Lake, which also includes a Re-use Centre and an electronic drop depot.

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Clear Bag Policy for Garbage

Al household garbage must be in a clear bag or open container so that all waste is visible and easily identified by the Attendant. The purpose of this regulation is to help ensure that recyclables and hazardous waste materials do not end up in our landfills. If any recyclable materials or prohibited waste are found within the clear bags, the bags will be refused, or the Attendant will ask you to remove and properly sort the waste.

Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is the dumping of waste anywhere except at an approved waste disposal site. This includes in the woods, along the side of the road, on private property, in someone else’s dumpster without permission, or at the gate of a waste management site. Illegal dumping is costly to taxpayers and damaging to the environment. Incidents of illegal dumping are investigated by the By-law Enforcement Officer, and offenders will be fined as per the Schedule of Fees By-Law.

Brush Drop Off

The Township allows for brush drop off at locations throughout the Township to decrease the need for residents to burn:

  • Bark Lake Waste Disposal Site: accepted year round during regular operating hours.
  • Municipal Yard 2: accepted seasonally, signs are posted directing individuals where to drop off. Currently accepting brush from May 15-September 30 2024.

Waste Site / Dump Hours

  • Bark Lake

    21956 Hwy 60, 12 km West of Barry’s Bay

    Debit, credit, cash or garbage tag stickers accepted as fee payment.

    Day of the WeekTime
    Monday7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Holiday Monday7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Thursday12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Sunday3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (May to September only)

    NOTE: The Bark Lake Waste Site is closed on Sunday’s from October 1st – April 30th

  • Combermere Site

    242 Old Barry’s Bay Road

    Cash or garbage tag stickers accepted as fee payment.

    Day of the Week | May 1st to Sept 30th
    Holiday Monday9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Day of the Week | Oct 1st to April 30th
    Holiday Monday7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Sunday11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wilno Site

    17961 Hwy 60, 1.5 km West of Wilno

    Cash or garbage tag stickers accepted as fee payment.

    Day of the Week
    Saturday7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Waste Management Information

  • Fees

    Garbage must be in a clear garbage bag.  Bags must have a $2.00 (blue) Municipal Garbage Tags affixed.  Municipal Garbage Tags are available at:

    • Township Office (Barry’s Bay)
    • Barry’s Bay MacEwan
    • Barry’s Bay Shell
    • Barry’s Bay Ultramar
    • Herron’s Store (Barry’s Bay)
    • CO Country Market (Combermere)

    A debit machine is available at the Bark Lake Waste Site.

    Fees for oversized bags or other waste include:


  • 2024 Curbside Pickup Calendar

  • Garbage and Recycling Items

  • 2024 Household Hazardous Waste Days

    SATURDAY JULY 20 / 10AM – 4PM
    Open to residents of MV and BLR townships

    Open to residents of MV only


    • Automotive and Garage Products-antifreeze, transmission fluid, batteries and battery acid, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, motor oil, auto waxes, automotive fluids.
    • Household Cleaning Products-ammonia based, chlorine bleach, disinfectants, drain cleaning agents (acids and bases), oven cleaners, window cleaners
    • Paints and Paint Related Materials-please DO NOT mix latex and oil based paints. Latex paint, oil based paint, furniture and paint stripping agents, driveway sealers and roof patch, brush cleaners, primers, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, linseed oil, wood stains, varsol and solvents
    • Pesticides and Garden Products-flea collars and sprays, mothballs, roach and ant poisons, arsenicals, fungicides, fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, molluscicides (snails & slug bait), rat and mouse poison
    • Miscellaneous Products-aerosols (empty containers as well), thinners and turpentine, dry cell batteries (disposable and rechargeable), propane cylinders, BBQ lighter fluids, fluorescent light tubes and bulbs (unbroken), photographic chemicals, pharmaceuticals (medicines and expired prescriptions)nail polish & polish remover, thermometers, thermostats and switches, glues and adhesives, pool chemicals and bleach (DO NOT MIX)-please keep chemicals separate from other chemicals. Sharps-place in a rigid plastic container (needles only).


    • Commercial, industrial or institutional wastes
    • Radioactive materials
    • Explosives, fireworks, or ammunition,
    • Biological wastes
    • PCB wastes
    • Helium or Freon tanks
    • Unknown waste
    • Old electronics and tires

      Contact Us

      Municipal Office
      Address: 85 Bay Street, Box 1000, Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0
      Fax: 613-756-0553
      Toll Free: 1-866-222-8699
      Hours: Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday | 8:00 am to 4:00 pm