Trash & Recycling

Dover Township’s trash and recycling is currently contracted through Penn Waste. Dover Township does not handle the payments or billing for this service. If you have questions regarding payments or billing of your trash and/or recycling service, please use the information below:

Penn Waste
P.O. BOX 3066
York PA 17402
(717) 767-4456
2024 Dover Township Collection Calendar

ATTENTION – All trash and recycling will need to be in a toter or it will not be picked up


Unusual Item Disposal:  

How to get rid of paint – You can throw it away in your regular garbage once it has dried.  To speed up the drying processes add kitty litter to it.  When it is hard and dry, you can throw it in your regular garbage.
How to get rid of diabetic needles – Coffee cans or plastic jugs are great for this purpose.  Place syringes inside and duct tape the lid so that you can dispose of it your regular garbage.  This will make sure the trash hauler’s employees do not come in contact with the used needle.
Large items – Penn Waste now requires an appointment scheduled for bulk item/large item pickup by calling 717-767-4456.
Taking your own items to be recycled – Dover Township appreciates that you want to keep those recycling dollars in your pocket, but if you bring your scrap receipt to the Township, we can claim the tonnage for the recycling grant that we apply for each year.  This saves you money!!! We get Performance Grant money for the recycling tonnage that is reported.  These monies are used to help fund brush and leaf pick-up services funded through the Township.
Items with Freon – please call Penn Waste to see how they want you to prepare it for pick up.  Their number is (717) 767-4456. 
Electronic Recycling can be dropped off at the York County Solid Waste Authority – This is for York County residents only.  You can also check out their website at for other items you can drop off there as well.  The contact number for them is (717) 845-1066.

The York County Solid Waste Authority’s free Residential Electronics Recycling Program will relocate from the current collection site on Blackbridge Road to the Small Load Drop-off Facility at the York County Resource Recovery Center starting Monday, October 2, 2017.  Starting October 2, 2017 electronics will be accepted from residents Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

You may also drop electronics off at Fairview Township 55 Fairview Rd New Cumberland, PA 17070 phone: (717) 901-5200 hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm until April 1, 2019 and their website is:
Recycling at your home – If you are not sure if it can be recycled, throw the item in the garbage.  Penn Waste will take it. Most of the time it can be recycled and this way the Township will receive credit for every bit of recycling we can. Trash disposal and recycling are a big part of keeping our township clean. Please do your part and help to eliminate litter and debris throughout Dover Township.
Vehicle Recycling – You can help disabled veterans by donating a car, truck, boat, RV, ATV, or motorcycle, whether the vehicle runs or not. Your vehicle donation helps Vehicles for Veterans support veterans’ programs that provide strength and encouragement to the disabled veterans who have served our country. Another resource that specializes in car donations is Breast Cancer Car Donations.  They support well-known nonprofit organizations that are battling breast cancer.

Below you will find articles, pamphlets, posts and other information related to trash and recycling:

Bulk Item Guidelines Commercial Recycling
Recommended Recyclables Trash Collection Routes
Waste Waiver Form Yard Waste Guidelines


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