Yard Waste Collection

The Street Department is responsible for picking-up yard waste that is properly bundled and placed curbside, according to the schedule, from April thru December. 

The Town of Dover is divided into three (3) “Sections” for purposes of grass, leaves and solid waste pick-up.  For your pick-up schedule, locate your street on the table to determine the “Section” you are in and refer to the schedule for pick-up dates. To find your section #, click on the link below to view the Section guide.

  • Grass and Leaves can be placed curbside in either a re-usable container that is marked “GRASS/LEAVES” (30 gal. max) or biodegradable bags that are available for purchase at the Department of Public Works (DPW) Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm.  The cost for a package of 10 bags is $4.00.  
  • Garden Trimmings consist of vegetation, twigs, brush trimmings, small branches and small plants and must be placed in a re-usable container (30 gal. max.)
  • Brush (Branches) can be placed curbside and shall be no larger than 4” diameter and 6’ long, Brush must be tied in bundles and stacked neatly at the curb.

Yard Waste collection is curb side pick-up only.  Due to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations, the Town compost facility can no longer accept any type of vegetation at the Recycling Center by residents. 

Street & Sidewalk Sweepers

      The Department of Public Works has two sweeping machines: 

      Street Sweeper –sweeps the downtown business district seven days a week from spring to fall.

      Sidewalk Sweeper -  sweeps the downtown area sidewalks five days a week from spring to fall.

      Residential streets in each ward are swept from April to August.  See 2023 Street Sweeper Schedule below.

The effectiveness of our street sweeping program depends solely upon the cooperation of residents. Street sweepers cannot get curbside when cars are parked on the street on a sweeping day.

To do your part, please ensure your vehicle(s) are off the street on your respective street sweeping day, in accordance with the schedule.

If you are unsure which Ward you reside in, call the Administration Office at 973-366-2200 x1110.

Click HERE to view the 2023 Recycling & Solid Waste calendar.

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 2023 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