Public Works

The Town of Bristol Adheres to the "NO BIN, NO BARREL" policy.
Please have your recycling bin out with your garbage to ensure weekly pick up.



E-waste items are not accepted at the Bristol Transfer Station. They may be brought to the state sponsored facility at the Barrington DPW (84 Upland way) or The Johnston Central Landfill


General Fees
  • Road openings for water, gas, telephone, or electric: $90
  • Road openings for drainlayers: $90
  • Road openings carry an additional $1 per foot for any trench over 10'
  • Compost Bags: $10/bundle of 25 bags
  • Transfer Station Permit: $25/$50 (residential/commercial)
  • Special Pickup: $35/40 (bulky item/freon item)
Collections
All collections are subject to the following conditions:
  • Rubbish must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection.
  • Items/containers must be 50 lbs or less.
  • Trash can/barrel must be 30 gallons or less.
  • No garbage shall be placed at curb more than one day prior to pickup.
  • All containers shall be removed from the curb within a reasonable amount of time on the same day as pickup.
  • All containers will be placed in a convenient location where they may be reached without undue effort or hazard.
  • No more than 4 containers related to a single family premise shall be picked up. Multi-family dwellings shall be allowed 4 containers per dwelling unit not to exceed 12 bags in total.
  • All garbage to be picked up shall be drained of moisture and secured in a bag or barrel. Loose trash will be left behind.
  • Any oil drum or can of more than 30 gallons or custom made barrels (fish barrels) are not acceptable.
  • Sawdust must be taken to the Transfer Station and disposed of in containers with other building debris.
  • Bricks, earth, gravel, rocks, asphalt etc  are not accepted.
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners and other items containing freon are accepted at the Transfer Station for a fee of $25. They may also be picked up curbside for $40. please see: special pick-up guidelines.
  • Needles and syringes must be placed in covered containers (coffee cans, etc.) and then disposed of with the regular rubbish (not recyclable). Please break the needles before placing them in the container. The RI Resource Recovery Corporation accepts properly prepared sharps through the Eco-Depot program. Make an appointment for on of RIRRC's Saturday Eco-Depot collection events by visiting www.ecodepotri.org or by calling 401-942-1430 x.241.
  • Building material, Furniture, Appliances or any other large or "bulky" items will not be accepted with regular trash pickups. These items must be brought to the Transfer Station or scheduled for special pickup where applicable.
  • FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN TRASH AND/OR RECYCLING BEING LEFT BEHIND. THESE RULES ARE IN PLACE NOT JUST FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR WORKERS BUT FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR TOWN AS WELL.