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
    Dover residents are eligible to deliver their household hazardous wastes at the Medfield Town Garage on APRIL 16, 2015  9AM – 1PM.
    The Medfield Town Garage is located at 55 North Meadows Road
    Spring is officially here and the Dover Recycling Committee is readying for the annual Dover Spring Clean Up, Saturday, May 7.
    Neighborhood leaders are stepping up – the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Community Service high schoolers – so think about whether you’d like to lead or simply pitch in, and then let us know you’re game.  
    Commit to your street, your running route, or a favorite drive and help restore the beauty of Dover just in time for Mother’s Day.
    This year’s town wide organizers are Amy Wilcox ( and Mike Kinchla(508-785-2995).
    Email or call with any questions or to join in.
    Household Hazardous Waste Day – Dover residents may participate in Medfield’s HHW day… SATURDAY APRIL 16th, 9AM-1PM (Medfield Town Garage)
    Sensitive Documents / Personal Information – Shred and recycle all of your documents with sensitive information… SATURDAY JUNE 4th, 9AM-12PM (Dover Transfer Station)
    Rigid Plastics, Bicycles, Tires – SATURDAY JUNE 4th, All Day (Dover Transfer Station)
    Mattresses & Box Springs – WED, SAT AND SUNDAY, JUNE 1st, 4th and 5th, All Day (Dover Transfer Station)

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:

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Position Name
Transfer Station Operator Wade Hayes
Assistant Operator Michael Mitchell