Bristol landfill says no to brush
BRISTOL — The Bristol Landfill will no longer accept leaf, yard, brush and clean wood debris, the selectboard decreed last week.
The change came after the Department of Environmental Conservation told the town it would no longer authorize the landfill to conduct controlled burns of its brush pile. In a statement, the selectboard said it explored other options, such as hiring a wood chipper or transporting the brush to a separate site for disposal. For now, the board decided to ban the items from the landfill.
“The cost to the landfill would be more than it can bear financially, and it would be difficult to charge each user bringing in the debris,” the selectboard said in the statement.
Undeterred, the selectboard will look into other options to help town residents dispose of their leaf, brush and untreated wood debris. The board recommends that residents create a compost pile on th
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