Transfer Station for Trash and Recycling

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Highlights

  • Recycling Guidelines for the Holiday Season As you begin decorating your home and getting ready for the holiday season, The Dover Recycling Committee (DRC) would like you to continue to reduce, reuse, recycle and save money by following  these guidelines regarding disposing of your decorations afterwards.Pumpkins –– can be smashed up or cut up for quicker decomposing in your back yards woods or you can bring them and put them in the yard waste area in the Transfer Station. Please do not throw these in the trash as they increase the trash weight and cost the town more money to be hauled away and incinerated.

    Christmas tree, Wreaths, Corn Stalks, Hay and other plants—should be brought in yard waste section of the Transfer Station.

    Wrapping paper— is chemically treated with fire retardant and cannot be recycled.  They should be thrown away in the regular trash. The DRC encourages you to be creative and imaginative by using newspapers, brown paper bags (recyclable) or gift bags (reusable) for your gift giving.

    Batteries—Alkaline batteries are not accepted at the transfer station and should be thrown in the regular trash. Non–Alkaline and button batteries are collected separately and should be given to the Transfer Station personnel.

  • 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 (khayett@doverma.org) to request a free weekly pick up of your food scraps.
  • Notice to New Dover Residents

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: towngarage@doverma.org

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Staff

Position Name
Transfer Station Operator Wade Hayes
Assistant Operator Michael Mitchell