Press Releases

E-Waste Drop-off Events in 2023

The Town of Bristol will hold four E-Waste Drop-off Events in 2023 at the Bristol Transfer Station, located at 6 Minturn Farm Road.

Event dates

Saturday, February 18, 2023 – 8am-12p
Saturday, May 20, 2023 – 8am-12pm
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 8am-12pm
Saturday, December 16, 2023 – 8am-12pm


  • computers
  • laptops
  • servers
  • routers
  • PDA’s
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • inkjet printers
  • plastic speakers
  • toner cartridges
  • monitors and flat screen TVs (all sizes and models). TVs must be whole and intact.
  • CD/DVD players
  • radios
  • network equipment
  • wires
  • stereos
  • telephones
  • microwaves
  • small household appliances
  • auto/marine batteries and battery back-ups
  • wires and cables (all types, including holiday string lighting)


A $10 DISPOSAL FEE applies to:

  • large wooden-boxed speakers/each ($5/each for a small one)
  • laser-jet printers
  • air conditioners
  • dehumidifiers
  • dorm size refrigerators
  • water coolers and other coolant containing devices.
  • Additional charges will apply to large copy machines and printers.


  • light bulbs of any type
  • disposable/single use batteries
  • smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
  • thermometers
  • thermostats
  • glass blender bowls
  • furniture
  • electric organs/pianos
  • heating pads/blankets
  • blood pressure cuffs
  • cushioned chairs
  • mattresses
  • plastic bags
  • cardboard
  • rigid plastic bins
  • Styrofoam
  • wood
  • firearms
  • any hazardous waste materials such as paint or chemicals
    These materials will be sorted out on site and returned.

For more information visit or contact via email: [email protected]

Press Releases

Job Opening-Assistant Library Director

The Rogers Free Library is seeking a forward-thinking, and community-focused librarian to fill the position of Assistant Director.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and services, as well as a broad background and knowledge in financial, administrative and human resources management. The Assistant Director manages library functions during the absence of the Director.  This position reports to the Library Director.

To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply, please click here >

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Police Press Releases

Bristol Police Recruitment

July 12th, 2021:

Update: This Bristol Police Department is no longer applications for the Police Officer position. For the latest openings with the Bristol Police Department, please visit:


The Bristol Police Department is actively seeking candidates for the position of Police Officer. The application period opens on June 1, 2021 through July 11, 2021. To apply online, please visit or you may download the “Police Recruitment Flyer” listed below for information, prospective candidates may want to consider watching this recruitment video.

Police Recruitment Flyer_


Press Releases

Bristol’s 2022 Tangible Tax Form Now Available

Businesses that operate in Bristol and whose total tangible property is assessed at ten thousand ($10,000) or less can now request to be exempt from completing the full annual return and paying the applicable tax.

Eligible businesses can now request the new tangible tax exemption on the Annual Return.

The Annual Return form is available for download on the Finance page of the Town of Bristol website. Returns are due to the Bristol Tax Assessor’s Office (10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809) by 12 o’clock midnight EST, January 31st, 2023.

For more information on Bristol’s tangible tax exemption, please contact Tax Assessor Michelle DiMeo at [email protected].


Press Releases

Paving restoration to begin

RI Energy will begin a paving restoration project on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, to include the following scope and limits:

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynch Construction will mill and overlay the following streets:

  • State Street – between Center and Reservoir
  • Center Street – entire Street
  • Wood Street – from Burton Street to Shaw’s Lane
  • Burton Street – entire Street
  • Bay View Avenue-from High Street to Wood Street

All of the above will be milled on Tuesday and Wednesday. The exact date for the paving is not yet certain due to weather and other factors. Any changes will be posted on the Town’s website.

Press Releases

Yard Waste Curbside Pick-up to Begin

The Town of Bristol will resume residential yard waste pick-up beginning Monday, March 27.

Please place your yard waste bags and/or barrels at curbside by 7:30 am on your regularly scheduled trash pickup day.

Acceptable Items

  • Barrel size is limited to 35 gallons
  • Brush must be tied in bundles of 4 foot lengths
  • Containers must be clearly marked ‘compost’
  • Only grass clippings, leaves and brush are to be placed in the paper bags
  • Weight limit for bags and barrels is 50 pounds maximum

Yard Waste Containers

  • Trash barrels being used for yard waste must be clearly market COMPOST
  • Weight limit for bags and barrels is 50lbs MAX
  • Barrel size is limited to 35 gallons
  • The same weight and size limits apply to store bought reusable yard waste bags/containers
  • If using yard waste bags, the limit is 20 bags per week
  • If using barrels, the limit is 10 barrels per week

Unacceptable Containers

  • Custom-made barrels, overweight barrels, and/or oversized barrels will NOT be emptied
  • Barrels that are on wheels or that have been fabricated in any way (rope handles, etc.) will NOT be emptied

Unacceptable Items

  • Any material left behind will be tagged and not picked up until the following week, if acceptable
  • Containers with foreign matter (dirt, sod, rocks, plastic, trash, etc.)
  • Overweight or over-sized containers
  • Plastic bags

For more information, please call the Water Pollution Control Department at 401-253-8877.

Press Releases

Fiscal Year 2024 Recommended Budget

The Bristol Town Council will review and make recommendations on the Fiscal Year 2024 Municipal Budget.

All meetings are scheduled to take place in Town Hall on:

  • Monday, March 20, 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm

To view the FY2024 Recommended Budget, click here >

Press Releases

Summer Job Openings – Parks & Recreation

Bristol’s Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for several seasonal positions at the Town Beach and Sports & Recreation Complex.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the following positions:

Weekend Manager

Camp Counselor

Gate Attendant

Maintenance Crew

To view all postings, please click here >

Police Press Releases

Bristol Police Department 2022 Annual Report

The Bristol Police Department recently released its Annual Report for 2022.

In it, the Department provides a summary of the many programs, accomplishments, and statistical information related to the Town’s Public Safety efforts.

To view the 2022 Bristol Police Department Annual Report, click here >

Press Releases

Job Opening – Part-time Custodian – Rogers Free Library

The Rogers Free Library is seeking a part-time Custodian, 15 hours per week, for cleaning and general maintenance of the library building. The position works under the direct supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of the library.

For more information and application instructions, please click here >

Press Releases

Historic District Commission (HDC) Staff Assistant

The Town of Bristol HDC Staff Assistant reports to the Director of Community Development and is the liaison between the HDC and the property owners of Bristol. This position has both in office daytime duties as well as required attendance at once-monthly evening meetings of the Commission which occur on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

For more information on essential functions, minimum requirements, and application information, please click here >

Press Releases

Watch Bristol’s Inauguration Event LIVE – Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6 pm

Bristol’s 26th Inauguration will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 6 pm. The event will take place at Town Hall and will be livestreamed via Zoom.

To watch, click here >