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. Key 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
Learn more about Bristol’s move to automated trash & recycling including the Town’s updated collection schedule and pick-up instructions.
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 BigsRI.org/DonateRI 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.
Bristol’s Transfer Station is a waste deposit site where rubbish and recyclables are processed prior to being moved.
The Department of Public Works is pleased to assist utility providers, contractors, and members of the public with permits. Please contact the DPW Office for more information.
Director of Public Works