Additional Rubbish Barrels

The City of Bristol provides each residential property (1-5 unit buildings) with one rubbish barrel and one recycle barrel per unit. For example, two-family homes have two rubbish and two recycle barrels, five-unit homes have five rubbish and five recycle barrels. Any additional rubbish barrels are $155.00 per barrel for the calendar year.

You may now purchase an additional rubbish barrel, or renew your additional rubbish barrel, for the New Year! Unfortunately, this fee is not pro-rated for late payments, so to get the most of the service, pay as soon as you can. The collection period is January 1, 2019 (or date of payment) through December 31, 2019. Your additional rubbish barrel will be emptied weekly, on your regular rubbish day.

Additional Rubbish Barrel Renewals: Beginning January 1, 2019, a 2019 sticker must be applied to your additional rubbish barrel for continued service. You may renew your additional rubbish barrel by mail (checks payable to the City of Bristol, envelopes addressed to: Public Works Department 111 North Main Street Bristol, CT 06010), online, by phone (1-877-227-1157), or in person (111 North Main Street, Public Works Department, Ground Floor). 

If paying by mail, online, or by phone, we will mail your 2019 sticker to you. 

If you are not interested in renewing your additional rubbish barrel, please call our office at 860-584-6125 so we can retrieve your additional rubbish barrel.

Additional Rubbish Barrel New Customers: If you do not have an additional rubbish barrel, and would like to purchase one, you may do so by mail (checks payable to the City of Bristol, envelopes addressed to: Public Works Department 111 North Main Street Bristol, CT 06010. Please include a note with your name, address, and phone number or a New Customer Application), online (select “NEW Additional Rubbish Barrel), by phone (1-877-227-1157), or in person (111 North Main Street, Public Works Department, Ground Floor). Your additional rubbish barrel will typically be delivered to your home the next business day. Your 2019 paid sticker will be attached to the barrel upon delivery.

The Bristol Public Works Department would like to remind you that the most efficient way to reduce your household rubbish is by recycling more. To request an additional recycle barrel for FREE, call our office or fill out our convenient online form. Check out our recycle guide and How Do I Dispose Of… feature on our website to learn about acceptable recyclable materials.

Lastly, you may download the Recycle Coach app on your smart device to sign up for eReminders and to be notified of service schedule changes.


2019 Additional Rubbish Barrel RENEWAL Application (already have an additional rubbish barrel, need 2019 sticker)

2019 Additional Rubbish Barrel NEW Application (do not have an additional rubbish barrel)

If paying online/by phone, you do not need to fill out an application.