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Residential Pay As You Throw Information
Residential Pay As You Throw

Rates (effective 9/2/14)
  • Full loads of the following materials are no-charge (partial/mixed loads will be considered chargeable):
    • Antifreeze, leaves, oil, fluorescent bulbs, electronics, acceptable single stream recyclable materials and metal.
  • These materials may be brought together in one load, but the addition of any chargeable material would make the entire load chargeable.
  • The first 100 pounds of any chargeable load is free. Weight in excess of 100 pounds will be charged at a rate of $0.60 per 10 pounds of materials disposed. 
  • Rate/Price Chart

Residential Permits
Residential permits are five-year permits. Residential permits are for Bristol residents and/or taxpayers only. Business waste will not be accepted at the Transfer Station with a residential permit. 

Effective 6/1/2016:
Five-year residential permits are available for $50.00 for a rear view mirror hang tag. Permits can be purchased in the Public Works office located on the ground floor of City Hall. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please bring the following with you:

  • Permit fee of $50.00 cash, check or credit/debit card.
  • Your current driver's license (showing your Bristol address)
  • You will also need to fund your Pay As You Throw account (see below) before entering the Transfer Station. Minimum balance of $25.00 required to start the account. 

Permits must be visible when entering the Transfer Station. 

Permit Replacement
If you lose your permit, you must purchase a new one at full cost.
Windshield stickers: If you sell your vehicle or have your windshield replaced your five-year permit can be attached to the new windshield / vehicle with painters / scotch tape. If you permanently attached the permit to your windshield, you will need a replacement permit. Replacement permits will be granted free of charge only if the non-expired permit sticker is returned to Public Works.

Account Process

Each Transfer Station user must have funds in a PAYT account. Once a resident visits the Transfer Station, any cost for the load will be deducted from their account. Each permit holder automatically has an account in the system.
  • Transfer Station accounts need to be funded before you can enter the Transfer Station. 
  • Minimum funding to open your account is $25.00
  • Once the account balance is below $10.00 (or higher in some cases), residents will receive a reminder message (on the message boards at the Transfer Station) that funds need to be added to the account.
  • Once funds fall below $5.00, access to the Transfer Station will be denied until funds are added to the account.
  • If a load brought in to the Transfer Station exceeds the amount on a residents account, the account will be deactivated and no further access to the Transfer Station will be allowed until the balance is paid in full and additional funds of at least $10.00 (in most cases) is available on the account.

Payments/Adding funds to your account

  • No Payments will be accepted at the Transfer Station.
  • Credit/debit card or electronic check (using your checking account number and bank routing number) payments for a minimum of $25.00 can be made online or over the phone.
  • To make a credit/debit card payment on line ($25.00 minimum), visit our payment center or click on the Pay Online button on the left side of the City’s web page. If you wish to pay by phone instead of online, you may call 1-877-227-1157.
  • Funds will be available in your account 24 hours after making an online or telephone payment.
  • You may also come to City Hall (Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Public Works – Ground Floor) to pay with cash, check or credit/debit card. Payments made at City Hall will be available to use immediately.
Account ID
  • Your account ID is typically your drivers’ license number. Your account ID will be required to make an online payment. 
  • If you need to verify your Account ID, please call us at (860)584-6125.

Permit Renewals
Permits can be renewed online for $40.00 or at the Public Works office for $50.00 for a five year renewal. To renew online, visit the Payment Center and select Pay As You Throw Permit Renewal. More information here

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