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Dover NH Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Dover trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Dover is in New Hampshire with Portsmouth to the southeast, Manchester and Nashua to the southwest, Concord to the west, Haverhill, MA and Lawrence, MA to the southwest, Biddeford to the northeast, Rochester to the northwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Dover Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/community-services/waste-recycling/

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Collection will occur as scheduled on all other holidays. Garbage collection occurs Monday thru Friday. If the actual holiday falls on a weekend day, there is no delay.

Dover Trash Collection Map

Dover Trash Collection Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/community-services/waste-recycling/

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Mixed Paper
  • Cardboard Paper Bags
  • Catalogs
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Phone Books
  • Paper Egg Cartons
  • Newspapers
  • Paperboard
  • Office Paper
  • Computer Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Carbonless Paper
  • Paperback Books
  • Hardcover Books Accepted But Covers Must Be Torn Off & Put In Regular Trash
  • Plastics Labeled 1, 2 And 5 Are Allowed However Black, Gray Or Dk. Blue 1, 2 Or 5 Plastic Containers Are Not Allowed
  • Glass
  • Glassware
  • Ceramics
  • Plates
  • Pottery
  • Food
  • Beverage Containers
  • Porcelain
  • Waste Oil Fluids
  • Oil Filters
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Kerosene
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Hydraulic Fluid
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Heating Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Light Iron Scrap Metal
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Ovens
  • Grills
  • Dishwashers
  • Large Metal Items
  • Yard Waste Leaves
  • Grass
  • Brush
  • Automobile
  • Boat
  • Motorcycle
  • Lawn Tractor
  • Lithium
  • Nicad
  • Rechargeable
  • Batteries
  • Tin Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Clean Foil Products
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Air-dried Empty Paint Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Mercury Devices (Thermometers & Thermostats)
  • Tires
  • Inner Tubes
  • Propane Tanks
  • Cell Phones
  • Fluorescent And Cfl Bulbs – 4 Ft. Bulbs Only

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Food
  • Beverage Containers Larger Than A Five Gallon Bucket
  • Explosives
  • Asbestos
  • Latex Paints
  • Waste Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Propane Tanks
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Fertilizer With Pesticides
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Acids
  • Brush Cleaner
  • Fungicide
  • Disinfectants
  • Car Waxes
  • Polish
  • Corrosives
  • Insect Spray
  • Furniture Polish
  • Creosote
  • Paint
  • Stain
  • Finish
  • Lead
  • Oil Based
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Metal Polish
  • Driveway Sealers
  • Tar
  • Rust Preventative
  • Pest Strips
  • Traps
  • Mothballs
  • Flea Powder
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Gasoline
  • Thinner
  • Turpentine
  • Poisons
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Radiator Flush
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Rug Cleaner
  • Roofing Tar
  • Wood Stripper

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Dover and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/community-services/waste-recycling/

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Dover?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/community-services/waste-recycling/

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/community-services/waste-recycling/

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 08:30 am. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Dover Public Works Department?

(603) 516-6073 or (603) 516-6450

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Dover trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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