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Bulk Pickup for Residential
Residents who qualify for curbside rubbish and recycle collection from the City of Bristol can request a bulk pickup for large items that do not fit in normal rubbish collection. The first pick up each year per address (up to 5 cubic yards - a pile approximately 3-by-3-by-15-feet) is free. Subsequent collections in the same year require a service fee of $25.
by credit card or electronic check.
Only landlords / property managers can schedule a bulk collection for a multi-family residence. This is to ensure that the owner / property manager is aware that the one allowable free collection is being used.
Please call (860) 584-6125 to schedule a bulk pickup before you place items at the curb. Based on the volume of calls there may be a delay of a few weeks for your appointment. Please do not put material at curbside more than 24 hours before the scheduled pickup. This may be subject to a citation / fine per city ordinance.
Items not eligible for bulk pickup include chemicals, auto parts, construction or demolition debris, or large pieces of glass (such as sliding doors).
For the safety of our children, please remove refrigerator doors before placing the appliance at the curb.
Metal items must be placed separate from burnable items, since we use different trucks to take them away.
Please do not place items in cardboard boxes (plastic garbage bags are acceptable). Cardboard must be recycled and small items should go in regular rubbish collection.
We can only take carpeting if it is cut in 4-foot strips, rolled, and tied.
We will pick up appliances, furniture, wood (4 feet long and no nails, tied and bundled), metal cut and bundled in 4-foot lengths, up to two tires without rims, lawnmowers, and snow blowers (please drain gas and oil).
Instructions if you have already scheduled a collection
If you have a lot of material or may need to dispose of large items a number of times a year, you may wish to get a residential transfer station permit. This will allow you to dispose of a variety of items throughout the year, at your own convenience.
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111 N. Main St. Bristol, CT 06010 Ph: (860) 584-6100