Pick-Up ScheduleIf you have yard waste over the winter months, Bristol residents can bring bags/barrels of compost to the transfer station free of charge, OR call 253-8877 to be put on a list for pickup on Fridays only.
Weekly compost pick-up will end on december 28th
Christmas tree pick-up will begin Monday, December 30th and continue until Friday, January 17th. Put trees at curbside on your regular trash day.
All Christmas trees, garlands, and greenery MUST be free of all metal wiring and/or decorations or they will not be picked up.
If you miss these deadlines you will have to schedule a special pick-up by calling 401-253-8877.
Please place your yard waste bags and/or trash barrels at curbside by 7:30am on your regularly scheduled trash pickup day.
If using trash barrels to dispose of yard waste the barrel must be clearly marked "COMPOST".
Limit of 20 bags and/or barrels per address, per week.
Weight limit for bags and barrels is not to exceed 50lbs.
Barrel size limited to 35 gallons.
Brush must be tied in bundles of 4 foot lengths or less.
It is preferable for the compost to be stored in bags, but trash barrels are acceptable. Paper and household trash or garbage are not allowed.
If your bags or barrels are not picked up for a specific reason (too heavy, unacceptable container, etc.) it will be tagged stating the reason it was left behind. Any custom-made container/barrel is unacceptable.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 401-253-8877.
Yard waste can be brought to the Compost Facility at the landfill at no cost to residents, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Yard waste bags may be purchased at Water Pollution Control or DPW.
Cost: $22.00 per bundle of 50 (these bundles are replacing the bundles of 25)
Additionally, the Compost Department provides free compost for residents that can be used on lawns or gardens. There are two kinds of compost available:
- Biosolids compost created from a combination of the by-product of the treatment plant (sludge) and yard waste
- Mulch created exclusively from yard waste
Yard Waste Collection
Please be advised that due to a change of distributor and cost of bags, as of January 18, 2019 the price for purchase of Compost Bags will increase from $10.00 per bundle of 25 to $22.00 per bundle of 50 bags. Compost bags may be purchased at the Department of Public Works or Water Pollution Control Department.
- Barrel size is limited to 35 gallons
- Brush must be tied in bundles of 4 foot lengths
- Containers must be clearly marked 'compost'
- Only grass clippings, leaves and brush are to be placed in the paper bags
- Weight limit for bags and barrels is 50 pounds maximum
- Any material left behind will be tagged and not picked up until the following week, if acceptable
- Containers with foreign matter (dirt, sod, rocks, plastic, trash, etc.)
- Overweight or over-sized containers
- Plastic bags