Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of public facilities in the town as well as an array of town services. Essential services managed by the Department of Public Works include street improvements, street cleaning, snow removal, town sewer, and storm drainage system management, public property maintenance, and the collection and disposal of garbage and recyclables.

Trash & Recycling Collection

Trash & Recycling Collection

Learn more about Bristol’s move to automated trash & recycling including the Town’s updated collection schedule and pick-up instructions.


The Department of Public Works is pleased to assist utility providers, contractors, and members of the public with permits.

Bristol’s Department of Public Works utilizes the e-permitting platform Viewpoint Cloud to issue permits. To request a permit, please follow the link below.

Donate Clothes & Other Textiles

Donate Clothes & Other Textiles

The Town of Bristol has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BigsRI) to help divert clothing and other textiles from the landfill and reduce tipping fees paid by local taxpayers.

BigsRI offers free statewide at home pick up of bagged clothing and fabric. BigsRI collects all dry, odorless, and bagged clothing.  All seasons, All sizes, All gender including shoes, towels, sheets, curtains and other household fabrics are accepted all year long.

Visit to schedule a free pick up or to find a drop off location near you.

Road Improvement Program

Learn more about Bristol’s ongoing and upcoming street projects.

Transfer Station

Bristol’s Transfer Station is a waste deposit site where rubbish and recyclables are processed prior to being moved.

Tree Requests

Tree Inspection and Tree Removal Requests can be submitted online at the link below.

Contact Us

Address: 111 Mount Hope Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Chris Parella

Director of Public Works

Phone: 401-253-4100