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 barrels, five-unit homes have five rubbish barrels. Any additional rubbish barrels are $155.00 per barrel for the calendar 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 1st (or date of payment) through December 31st. Your additional rubbish barrel will be emptied weekly, on your regular rubbish day.

2023 Additional Rubbish Barrel Subscription Form 


All online payments and in-office credit/debit cards are subject to a convenience fee, typically 2.95% of the transaction fee. 

Additional Rubbish Barrel Renewals/New Customers: Beginning January 1st, a current-year sticker must be applied to your additional rubbish barrel for continued service. For your convenience you may renew your additional rubbish barrel here. The subscription form must be filled out with all methods of payment.

Payments: When you submit the subscription form, you will be automatically re-directed to Invoice Cloud, our online payment processing company, to make your online payment (if you choose to pay by mail or in office, you can exit this screen). Please select Additional Rubbish Barrel (New or Renew). Your service will be activated once BOTH your subscription form and payment are received. If paying by mail, please mail your check (payable to The City of Bristol) to the Public Works Department 111 North Main Street Bristol, CT 06010. You may also pay for your service in person (111 North Main Street, Public Works Department, Ground Floor). If paying by mail or online, we will mail your sticker. If paying in office, you will receive the sticker immediately. An online subscription form must accompany all payments, and must be filled out beforehand if you pay in office.

If you purchase a renewal sticker and lose it, a replacement sticker is $10.00. You must fill out the online form.

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

The Bristol Public Works Department would like to remind you that the most efficient way to reduce your household rubbish is by recycling more. Check out our recycle guide and How Do I Dispose Of… features 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.