The City of Bristol provides curbside leaf collection during spring and fall of each year. The spring collection period is normally conducted throughout the month of April. The fall collection period is conducted from the last two weeks of October through the month of November.
During these two times, leaf bags are collected on the normal rubbish collection day. Place bags at the curb no later than 6:00 am on your collection day. Please bring your leaf bags curbside as soon as they are filled and leave them curbside until collected. Leaf bag collection is available to all city residences eligible for curbside rubbish and recycling services.
Leaves are only collected in brown, recyclable, paper leaf bags that are available at most home and garden stores. There is no maximum limit to leaf bag collection at a residence. Leaf bags containing dirt, sand, rocks, sod, or materials other than leaves will not be collected. Leaf bags must be placed curbside and not within the residence’s property for proper collection. Loose leaf piles will not be collected.
Residents are encouraged to clear leaves and other debris from the tops of catch basins abutting their property during the fall leaf collection period to help prevent localized flooding conditions during the fall and winter months.
Leaves, grass, and twigs can always be taken by residents to the City of Bristol Solid Waste Transfer Station. At the Transfer Station, leaves, grass, and twigs in bags (other than paper yard waste bags) must be emptied out. A permit is required to access the Transfer Station.