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Bulk Pickup
Bulk Pickup for Residential Customers
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.  Pay Online by credit card or electronic check.

Multifamily Residences

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.

Guidelines
  • 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.

Large Quantities
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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