Below you will find answers to some of Dover Township’s most Frequently Asked Questions:
Trash and Recycling
No. Penn Waste does their own billing, but they do have on-line bill pay at www.pennwaste.com.
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:
- air conditioners
- water coolers
Penn Waste will not collect the following items for yard waste collection:
- Grass clippings
- Fruits and vegetables
- Tree stumps
- Dirt and stone
Penn Waste will collect yard waste the fourth Saturday of every month. Yard waste must be placed at the curb before 6:00am.
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.
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
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:
- 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.
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.
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.
Penn Waste has been awarded the Solid Waste & Recycling Collection contract for the term of 7/1/2020- 6/30/2025.
Used motor oil can be recycled right here in Dover Township at the following places:
3050 Carlisle Rd
Dover, PA 17315
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Phone: (717) 764-0109
- Advance Auto
3091 Carlisle Rd
Dover, PA 17315
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Phone: (717) 767-4190
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.
Recycling and Trash bins/toters are only available by contacting Penn Waste:
P.O. BOX 3066
York PA 17402
For a current list of recyclable items, please check Penn Waste’s website (www.pennwaste.com)
The recycling toters provided by Penn Waste are 64 gallons.
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:
YORK COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY
2700 Black Bridge Rd
York, PA 17402
Phone: (717) 845-1066
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
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.
Allow your grass clippings to dry and then place them in your trash receptacle.
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.
- 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 is the current trash hauler for Dover Township and their phone number is (717) 767-4456.
Any place that sells or exchanges the propane tanks will take them.
Hazardous waste and material can be dropped off at the York County Solid Waste Authority at 2700 Blackbridge Road in York.
Old medicine can be disposed of at the Northern York Regional Office at 1445 East Canal Rd.