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 Bristol Township At A Glance

Unit of Local Government is a First Class Township

Council President - Bob Lewis Jr.
Council Vice-President - Troy Brennan
Councilman - Craig Bowen
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilwoman - Amber Longhitano
Councilman - John Monahan
Councilwoman - Cynthia Murphy
Township Manager - William McCauley

Local Government Contact Page

The population is 54,586 (2005 Census Data)
The size is about 17 square miles
Population density is 3211 persons per square mile
The schools are in the Bristol Township School District

Part of the 8th Congressional District - Mike Fitzpatrick
Part of the 141st Legislative District - Tina Davis
Part of the 6th Senate District - Robert M. Tomlinson
U.S. Senators - Patrick J. ToomeyRobert P. Casey, Jr.
Governor - Tom Corbett

Minimum drinking age is 21.
Minimum age for buying tobacco products is 18.
Curfew for people 11 or under is 10:00 P.M.
Curfew for people 12 and 13 is 10:30 P.M.
Curfew for people 14 through 17 is 11:00 P.M.
View Nighttime Curfew Ordinance


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While Bristol Township officials had predicted last year that the recycling rate would increase as a result of the new trash and recycling collection contract that began in January 2014 with Waste Management, Township officials themselves were surprised to learn that the rate had increased by a whopping 35% this year compared to the same period last year.

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Bristol Township Creates “E-Newsletter"
As a way to better communicate with our residents, Bristol Township developed an electronic “E” newsletter. In order to distribute the e-newsletter, we need to collect email addresses of Township residents and supporters. If you would like to receive Township news and updates, please enter your email address on the “sign me up” icon at the bottom of this webpage. Also, please visit the Township’s Facebook page for news and updates at:  FACEBOOK


Beginning on May 1, 2014, all residential trash MUST be placed in the approved roll-out TRASH container provided by the hauler, Waste Management or Township. Under these guidelines, if trash is not in the approved containers, Waste Management will NOT collect trash from the non-approved TRASH container after May 1, 2014. Any refuse not collected due to non-compliance must be removed from curbside by the resident by 10:00PM on the designated collection day. The resident will be responsible for proper disposal of refuse.
Can I place additional trash bags next to the cart?
No.  All TRASH must be placed INSIDE the Township-approved waste carts.  Trash left in bags on the ground or street will NOT be collected.
What if one cart is not enough for our family's weekly trash?  May I get a second one?
Yes. Please note that you must contact Waste Management directly at 800-869-5566 to purchase an additional trash container. The Township does not supply additional containers.
I bought a cart at Home Depot that looks just like the ones we’ll be using.  May I use it?
No, the automated truck can ONLY pick up the containers approved by Bristol Township. Using a non-approved cart, other than the one provided by the hauler or township, will result in non-collection.
What if all my RECYCLING will not fit into one cart?
The above guidelines apply to TRASH only. Most households will find that recycling materials will easily fit into their cart. Crushing your bottles and cans, collapsing cardboard boxes and milk containers and compressing all materials will free up space so you can fit more in your recycling container.  Since there is no limit to how much recyclable material may be placed out on each collection day, the Township recommends placing recyclable materials, such as cardboard, on top of the container for pickup should it not fit into the recycling container.

What about Bulk Items?
One (1) Bulk Item can be placed out each week on your regular collection day. Examples of bulk items include mattress, washer, dryer, desk, etc.
Bulk items CANNOT contain CFCs, HCFCs, Freon, refrigerants, or liquids. Township residents can schedule a courtesy pickup of an appliance containing Freon, CFC or HCFC, by calling Waste Management’s Customer Service at 800-869-5566.

PLEASE NOTE THAT RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING IS REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE. Failure to comply with the guidelines above may result in the issuance of fines under the provisions of Chapter 134 Article II, 170-14 Municipal Waste Management at Residential Properties of Bristol Township Codified Ordinance. Your cooperation in following these guidelines above is greatly appreciated

For more answers to commonly asked questions about trash, recycling, and yard waste collection click here

2014 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Program
Bring old computers, peripherals, small appliances, and up to 25 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous products.
Next Collection Date in Bristol Township: August 23, 2014 at the Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road, Bristol
Each event will take place rain or shine 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.


Click Here for More Information as Well as a Detailed List of Collection Sites in Bucks County


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Bristol Township is on track to complete its conversion of all the 4,259 streetlights in the Township. As of April 2014, 3,094 lights have been converted. By this fall, all of the outdated, inefficient and expensive mercury vapor and high pressure sodium lights will be replaced with modern LED “green” technology. As a result, the Township will save upwards of $1 million over a five year period on maintenance expenses alone.  

Click Here to Read the Press Release


Please be advised that the roads listed below have been scheduled to be paved during the 2014 Milling & Paving Program



If you are interested in replacing your curb, driveway apron or sidewalk, you must do so before the road is paved. Once the paving is completed, Bristol Township will not allow the road to be excavated for any reason for five (5) years, except in emergency situations. The Contractor will issue notifications a few days prior to milling and paving which is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 2, 2014. This means all curb, driveway apron and sidewalk replacement projects must be completed no later than May 30, 2014. Click below for additional details on curb replacement and how to obtain a permit.


 The next meeting of the Township Council will be on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA.


Yard waste can include: grass, leaves, clippings, branches, etc. Place yard waste in rigid container or biodegradable (paper) bags. No plastic bags. Branches must be cut into lengths less than 4 feet  long. Branches should be tied or bundled with string or twine. Place yard waste out on your REGULAR collection day, from April 15 to November 30.


To report potholes on Bristol Township Roads please call

(215) 785-2758 or e-mail rpp@bristoltownship.org.


To report potholes on State Roads please call

1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623)


Click here for a list of State Roads in Bristol Township

Route 13 Improvement Project

Construction to improve Route 13 from Route 413 (Veterans Hy) and Levittown Py began on January 21, 2013. For news and updates on the project visit http://www.safer13.com. Facts about the project and construction timelines are posted regularly.

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