Leaf Collection

Curbside Collection

The City of Bristol provides curbside leaf collection during spring and fall of each year. The spring collection period is normally conducted throughout the month of April. The fall 2019 collection will begin October 28, 2019 through December 13, 2019.

Free Access to Transfer Station for Leaf Bag Disposal on Saturdays in November: This year Bristol residents will have the opportunity to bring their leaf bags to the Transfer Station located at 685 Lake Avenue each Saturday during November from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A valid driver's license will be required for confirmation of residency. There is no charge for this and you do not need a Transfer Station Pass.


During these two times, please bring your leaf bags curbside as soon as they are filled and leave them curbside until collected. Leaf bag collection is available to all city residences eligible for curbside rubbish and recycling services.


Leaves are only collected in brown, recyclable, paper leaf bags that are available at most home and garden stores. There is no maximum limit to leaf bag collection at a residence. Leaf bags containing dirt, sand, rocks, sod, or materials other than leaves will not be collected. Leaf bags must be placed curbside and not within the residence’s property for proper collection. Loose leaf piles will not be collected.

Water Management

Residents are encouraged to clear leaves and other debris from the tops of catch basins abutting their property during the fall leaf collection period to help prevent localized flooding conditions during the fall and winter months. 

Transfer Station

Leaves, grass, and twigs can always be taken by residents to the City of Bristol Solid Waste Transfer Station. At the Transfer Station, leaves, grass, and twigs in bags (other than paper yard waste bags) must be emptied out. A Transfer Station Permit is required to access the Transfer Station.