Located at 9 Birch Road (old in-trench disposal site)
OPEN FRIDAY TO MONDAY – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (winter hours)
CLOSED ALL LEGAL HOLIDAYS
- 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 OF GARBAGE
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)
REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE
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.
so please recycle to reduce matters and taxes.
It’s good for the environment too.
- Saves 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
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
List non exhaustive, categories of paints targeted:
|Artistic paintPrimer and paint:
Solvent and thinner
Tar and sealing with a tar base
Products without labels or with unreadable labels
RECYC-FRIGO ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM LAUNCH
RECYC-FRIGO offers free home pickup of your fridge or freezer as long as it’s 10 year old or older, in working condition, connected, and between 10 and 25 cubic feet in size. If your appliances match this description, just make an appointment by dialing 1-877-49FRIGO (1-877-493-7446) or by filling out the collection form online at www.recyc-frigo.com. A collection truck will come to your home to pick up your appliance free of charge.
RECYC-FRIGO, a concrete action that pays!
Participants will receive a cheque for $60 for each appliance collected (up to a maximum of two per household) within three weeks of the date your refrigerator or freezer is picked up. And as well as saving electricity, the RECYC-FRIGO program addresses another major environmental problem by recycling 95% of the materials in the appliances we collect.