Below you will find answers to some of Dover Township’s most Frequently Asked Questions:


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Trash and Recycling

Recycling bins can be picked up at the Dover Township Municipal Office @ 2480 West Canal Rd Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. There is no charge for the recycling bins.

Old medicine can be disposed of  at the Northern York Regional Office at 1445 East Canal Rd.

Hazardous waste and material can be dropped off at the York County Solid Waste Authority at 2700 Blackbridge Road in York.

Any place that sells or exchanges the propane tanks will take them.

Penn Waste is the current trash hauler for Dover Township and their phone number is (717) 767-4456.

Website:  www.pennwaste.com

  • Regular trash service (weekly 96-gallon mobile cart services)
  • Low volume trash service (weekly 35-gallon mobile cart service
  • No trash service- recycling only (no trash will be collected under this service)
  • One large item per week

Contact Penn Waste for at (717) 767-4456 or www.pennwaste.com for details and pricing.

Penn Waste has two dedicated days for Christmas tree pick up in January. However, if you missed the pickup dates you can put it out as a large item for the pickup with your garbage.

Allow your grass clippings to dry and then place them in your trash receptacle.

If you see someone taking your recycling from the bin, call 911 to report it.  This is illegal.  The recycling collected in the Township is reported by the ton each year to the Department of Environmental Protection. The Township receives grant monies to help pay for brush and leaf collection costs through this funding.

Dover Township no longer accepts electronics and you cannot dispose of them in your regular trash or recycling pickup. If you would like to dispose of electronics, please contact the York County Solid Waste Authority using the information below:

2700 Black Bridge Rd
York, PA 17402
Phone: (717) 845-1066
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Website: http://www.ycswa.org/



The recycling toters provided by Penn Waste are 64 gallons.

For a current list of recyclable items, please check Penn Waste’s website (www.pennwaste.com)

No.  Penn Waste does their own billing, but they do have on-line bill pay at www.pennwaste.com.

Penn Waste has been awarded the Solid Waste & Recycling Collection contract for the term of 7/1/2020- 6/30/2025.

Allow the paint residues to dry in the can or place kitty litter in it to absorb the leftover paint. When the can is dry, you can throw the cans out in your regular garbage.

Containers shall not be placed on the curbside or next to the cartway earlier than 5:00pm the evening of your scheduled pick-up day. Empty containers shall be removed from the curbside or the cartway by 8:00am the day following a scheduled day.

A resident who owns a business within the Township and has a contract with a licensed hauler for the collection of commercial municipal waste, may apply for a waiver from residential municipal waste collection. A copy of a current contract between the resident and the licensed commercial hauler must be on file with the Township before a waiver is granted. Any resident electing this exemption shall still be subject to mandatory recycling.

The owner or occupant of a dwelling unit may elect to dispose of his or her own residential municipal waste directly to a disposal facility approved or operated by the York County Solid Waste Authority. If the owner or occupant of a dwelling unit elects this option, then the owner or occupant shall sign a waiver on a form supplied by the Township. Any resident electing this exemption shall still be subject to mandatory recycling.

Penn Waste will pick up one large item on your scheduled pick-up day. A bag of trash does not count as one large item.

Items that can be picked up are as follows:

    • Furniture
    • Mattress
    • Box spring
    • One car tire without the rim
    • Lawn mower (oil and gas removed)
    • Plumbing fixture such as toilet or sink

All items must be under 50 pounds and an item that two people can lift.

Yard waste items must be placed in biodegradable brown paper bags or bundled with biodegradable twine. Bundles may be no longer than five feet in length and cannot weigh more than thirty pounds each. Please prepare your yard waste property. Yard waste in plastic bags WILL NOT be collected.


Penn Waste will collect the following:

    • Tree trimmings
    • Shrubbery
    • Leaves

If possible, allow ashes to cool in the area where you had the fire for several days. These areas are designated to contain their heat safely.

When it is time to dispose of the ashes, test to ensure the hot ashes are cooled by placing them in a cardboard box or paper bag before disposal. If the ashes are too hot, they will begin to burn through the box or bag.

DO NOT dispose of hot ashes with yard waste material. By placing ashes with yard waste, such as tree trimmings and leaves, the potential for fires increases substantially.

Penn Waste will collect yard waste the fourth Saturday of every month. Yard waste must be placed at the curb before 6:00am.

Penn Waste will not collect the following items for yard waste collection:

  • Grass clippings
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Tree stumps
  • Dirt and stone

Any appliance with Freon requires a Special Pick-Up. Contact Penn Waste at (717) 767-4456 to schedule an item you have that contains freon.


Some examples of appliances with Freon are:

    • refrigerators
    • freezers
    • dehumidifiers
    • air conditioners
    • water coolers

Used motor oil can be recycled right here in Dover Township at the following places:



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