Transfer Station and Recycling

Located at 9 Birch Road (old in-trench disposal site)

Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m



  • All recycling and household garbage
  • Tires without rims – No tractor tires
  • Leaves, brush and needles
  • Paint, small containers of oil (no larger than 4 liters) and oil filters
  • All metals including stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and dryers (refrigerators and freezers must be empty)


  • Building materials (boards, shingles, etc.)
  • Porcelain toilets and sinks
  • Large pieces of plastic (chairs, bale wrap, plastic baler twine, etc.)


Open burning refers to burning garbage in barrels, open pits, outdoor furnaces, woodstoves, or fireplaces. Open burning of garbage is much more harmful to your health and the environment than you may think. For more information view the Environment Canada brochure (PDF – 328kb)


Council is asking all residents of Bristol to please try and produce as little residual matters as possible in order to keep the increase municipal taxes as low as possible.

Some tips to minimize the amount of residual matters:


  • bring re-usable bags to store to carry away your purchases;
  • when shopping, choose items with as little packaging as possible or with recyclable packaging;
  • put all organic matter (except meat and bones) in the compost – start a compost heap in the far corner of your garden if you don’t have a composter.


  • instead of buying disposal plastic bags or containers, reuse containers in which you buy food (such as margarine tubs, jars, tin boxes);
  • or buy containers that can be washed and used over and over again.


  • as much matter as possible – Use the list of acceptable materials;
  • Remember to place used motor oil and paint in specially marked bins at our municipal intrench disposal site.

View the list of what materials can and cannot be recycled. There are some newly accepted items on the list and some instructions on how certain items need to be treated, so please look at the list carefully. Please post it on your fridge or keep it where you and your family can refer to it so that everyone can recycle as many items as possible.

No one likes tax increases,
so please recycle to reduce matters and taxes.
It’s good for the environment too.

Why Recycle

  • Save our forests by recyclingSaves Natural Resources – By making products from recycled materials instead of virgin materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals.
  • Saves Energy – It usually takes less energy to make recycled products; recycled aluminum, for example, takes 95% less energy than new aluminum from bauxite ore.
  • Saves Clean Air and Water – In most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making products from virgin materials.
  • Saves Landfill Space – When the materials that you recycle go into new products, they don’t go into landfills or incinerators, so landfill space is conserved.
  • Saves Money and Creates Jobs – The recycling process creates far more jobs than landfills or incinerators, and recycling can frequently be the least expensive waste management method for cities and towns.

What We Do and Do Not Recycle

Recycle guy

View the Guide to Recyclable Materials (PDF – 80kb) 

Recyclables can be put in the bins at the in-trench disposal site all year round.


Hazardous Waste Disposal

Now you can bring your old paint containers, fluid containers, used motor oil and oil filters to the intrench disposal site for pickup.

Éco-peinture Program for 2007
Accepted Products Non-accepted Products
Aerosol spray paint  

Paints sold:

  • In the retail trade (container of 100 ml or more)
  • Wholesale (container less then 170 liters for architectural ends only)

List non exhaustive, categories of paints targeted:

  • Primer and paint (latex, alkide, enamel or other)
  • Metal paint or anti-rust
  • Aluminium paint
  • Dyeing
  • Varnish
  • Lacquer
  • Product or preparation for treated wood (preservative) or masonry (acrylic sealing for pavement)
  • sign paint (for sale in retail trade)
Artistic paintPrimer and paint:

  • For industrial uses:
  • Used in a fabrication process or in a factory.
  • fast drying and 1 or 2 components, used in a fabrication process or factory or for painting vehicles in a factory or paint workshop (garages, body shop, car dealers etc.)
  • which contains pesticides
  • anti-stain
  • sign paint (bought wholesale)

Solvent and thinner


Tar and sealing with a tar base


Products without labels or with unreadable labels