Recycling Committee

The Dover Recycling Committee, manifesting the town’s concern to conserve our environment and local tax dollars, adopts the following goals as its missions:

  1. To reduce Dover’s solid waste by encouraging recycling and composting.
  2. To find environmentally sound and cost-effective markets for recyclable materials.
  3. To reduce the generation of Household Hazardous Waste and recommend to the Board of Health environmentally sound and cost effective methods of collecting Household Hazardous Waste.
  4. To keep citizens informed of recycling issues and legislation, through a variety of forms of town-wide education.

Dover Special Recycling Weekend for Residents

The Dover Recycling Committee is offering FREE recycling for specialized items on Saturday, June 10th and on Sunday, June 11th at the Dover Transfer Station on Powissett Street in Dover.

  • Mattress and Box Springs will be accepted on June 10th and June 11th from 9AM-3PM (Saturday and Sunday).
  • Personal/sensitive documents shredding will occur on Saturday, June 10th from 9AM-12PM. Residents may bring up to 5 boxes of personal/sensitive documents to be shredded on site by an industrial-grade document shredding truck. This FREE service is being provided to the community through the generosity and support of Dover Country Properties.
  • Bikes Not Bombs will accept bicycles to be refurbished and reused on Saturday, June 10th from 9AM-12 PM. A $10 donation per bike would be appreciated.
  • Automobile tires will be accepted on June 10th and June 11th from 9AM-3PM (Saturday and Sunday). This Free service is being provided to the community through the generosity and support of Dover Country Properties.
  • Large rigid plastic items such as children’s toys, outdoors play structures, racks, bins, lawn furniture etc. will be accepted on Saturday, June 10th from 9AM-3PM.   These large items are usually un-numbered and cannot be recycled in the # 1 -7 plastic food and drink container dumpsters. This collection is a terrific opportunity to dispose and recycle these bulky plastic items.

Click here for Transfer Station News and Guidelines

Priorities & Initiatives

  1. Re-invigorated school program
  2. DRC Program/Policy – formalization of recycling/sustainability policy, goals, and requirements for municipal and regional operations
  3. Updates/improvements to the transfer station
  4. Community outreach initiatives
  5. Consideration of a broader mission and scope to the DRC charter more closely aligned with a complete sustainability and/or environmental impact perspective.

For detailed information on Recycling details click here.

Get Involved!

Calendar of Events

Members

Position Employee Term Expires Email
Chair Chris Poulsen 2018 recycle@doverma.org
Member Michael Kinchla 2019
Member Savita Shukla 2017
Member Wendy Muellers 2017
Member Carol Lisbon 2019
Member Janit Greenwood 2019
Member Lindsay Nie 2019

Meetings

The Recycling Committee generally meets monthly on a Wednesday evening in the Highway Department meeting room (this is subject to change so check the Town Calendar for meeting dates and times.) There is a quarterly meeting on a Wednesday morning. Public is welcome. Review the Recycling Committee’s meeting minutes for a record of their meetings.

Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities

Dover Town Code
There shall be a seven-member Recycling Committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen on a rotating basis of two or three members each year for three-year terms. The Recycling Committee shall be responsible for administering the recycling program established by the Board of Selectmen for the purpose of recycling any type of solid waste in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or of the Town.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions can be found here.