• Leaves placed curbside must be at least ten (10) feet from drainage catch basins.
  • Leaves must not be placed curbside more than seven (7) days prior to your scheduled collection date.
  • If you contract for yard maintenance, under no circumstances may landscapers place leaves curbside more than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled collection date.
  • Do not place brush, grass, rocks, etc. curbside as they will not be picked up. These items cause damage to the leaf collection equipment. Please make sure that only leaves are left curbside.
Also, with the weather breaking, residents will be outside starting to clean up their yards. Check below for your Yard Waste and Brush & Garden Trimmings pick up dates.

Department of Public Works

211 North Sussex Street
Dover, NJ  07801

Mailing Address:  37 N. Sussex Street, Dover, NJ 07801

(973) 366-2200 Ext. 3129

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm

Jeff Guevara - Superintendent of Public Works x3132 / jguevara@dover.nj.us

Stacey Weksler - Clerk Typist x3129 / sweksler@dover.nj.us

The Department of Public Works (DPW) strives to provide quality service with courtesy, commitment, and pride.  The DPW is environmentally responsible in the area of construction and the operation and maintenance of public works infrastructure crucial to the health and safety of the community to make the Town of Dover a beautiful and vibrant town in which to live and work.  

DPW is composed of four (4) divisions that provide a wide range of services.  For a more detailed description of the different divisions within this department click on the following links.



The Guide to Sewer Backups - this informative guide will explain the property owner's responsibility regarding their sewer lateral and ways to prevent backups.

If you experience a sewer blockage Monday through Friday between 7:00am to 3:30pm, call the Department of Public Works at 973-366-2200 x3129, after business hours and weekends, please call the Dover Police Department at 973-366-0302.

Buildings & Grounds, Parks

Recycling Center - New Hours

The Recycling Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am - 12 noon

Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

Click HERE for the 2022 Recycling & Solid Waste Newsletter

DPW also works along with the Recreation Department to assist with their scheduled events by organizing the event trailor with the required materials & supplies and assists throughout the event. 

Click HERE for Stormwater Management Ordinances

Click HERE for Storm Outfall Map

Click HERE for Model of Stormwater Control Ordinance for Municipalities

Click HERE for the Stormwater Management Plan

Click HERE for the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan


Click HERE for the Town of Dover Street Index


Click HERE for Morris County Roads Located in Dover