Transfer Station

City of Bristol Transfer Station

To use the Transfer Station, you must have a Transfer Station Permit. There are two types of permits: residential and commercial. To obtain a Transfer Station permit, you must come into our office, which is located on the ground floor of City Hall. 

Your permit must be active, and there must be money on your account to gain access to the Transfer Station. You need to bring the permit when you visit the Transfer Station.

Effective July 1, 2019 

All current Residential Transfer Station permit holders, as well as new Residential Transfer Station customers, will be required to maintain a minimum account balance of $25.00 in order to gain access to the Transfer Station.

All PAYT debit/credit card and ACH (electronic check) payments will be subject to a service fee of 2.95% per transaction. This fee applies to online credit/debit card and ACH payments, and in-office debit/credit card payments.

Effective August 1, 2019

The first 100 pounds PER DAY are free, then $.60 every 10 pounds after.


Directions to the transfer station
The Transfer Station is located on Lake Avenue (off Middle Street), opposite #705 Lake Avenue. Look for the Transfer Station sign and a large white rock on the property adjacent to access road.

Transfer Station Regular Hours

Monday through Friday: 7:15 AM to 2:45 PM

Saturday: 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Pay As You Throw 

The City of Bristol Transfer Station is operated as a Pay as You Throw (PAYT) program. PAYT is also known as SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash). The PAYT System seeks to equalize the cost of using the transfer station.

More information is available below

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