Transfer Station for Trash and Recycling


  • Mattresses & Box Springs. The Dover Transfer Station will not accept mattresses or box springs beginning February 1, 2016. Twice a year (June and November) there will be designated times that we will have special collection days for these items. Alternatively, residents can bring their mattresses and box springs to Conigliaro Industries, 701 Waverly Street, Framingham and pay a small fee.
  • It’s OK to put LED lightbulbs in the trash. Not so CFL’s and Florescents. (hand to Transfer Station attendant) Household-Haz-Waste-Collection
  • Food scraps in the trash cost Dover $$! Contact the Dover Board of Health ( to request a free weekly pick up of your food scraps.
  • Notice to New Dover Residents
  • Hazardous Waste Day: Sherborn  Saturday, September 17. Dover residents can bring their hazardous household waste to the Sherborn Highway Garage on Butler Street if they first obtain a Visitors Authorization from the Dover Highway Department. Call 508-785-0058, ext. 100 or stop by the Highway Garage.

The Town of Dover Highway Department, in collaboration with theDover Recycling Committee, seeks to provide convenient disposal of
household waste at attainable cost while encouraging the removal of compostable and recyclable materials. We encourage all residents to commit themselves to realizing the impact on our environment. It is only through a collaborative effort that we will achieve this goal. This website is designed to help you figure out quick methods of disposal, locations, and education.

Access to the Transfer Station

Dover residents may bring trash and recyclable materials to the Transfer Station once they have obtained a current sticker [no charge]. Stickers are available in the Town Garage (2 Dedham St.) Monday-Friday between 12pm and 5pm or you can get them directly at the Transfer Station.

Contacting the Transfer Station

Hours of Operation: Wed./Sat./Sun. 8:00am-3:45pm
Location: Powissett Street
Highway Dept. Phone: 508-785-0058 (Monday-Friday)
Transfer Station Phone: 781-329-7733 (Wed./Sat./Sun.) Please note: This phone is often unmanned as employees are often outside the office at the Transfer Station. Please call the Highway Dept. during its hours.
Email for general inquiries:

trashTrash & Non-Recyclables

Recyclables and Re-UseRecyclables & Re-Use

questFrequent Questions

calendarCalendar of Events

handsGet Involved with Recycling

containerContainers for Recycling

yardwYard Waste & Composting

hhwHazardous Waste

otherOther Recycling Links


Position Name
Transfer Station Operator Wade Hayes
Assistant Operator Michael Mitchell