Household Hazardous Waste

Dover collaborates with nine other local communities to facilitate the safe and sustainable disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Each town has certain days designated when residents can bring in household hazardous waste items for disposal. 

HHW Categories

While each town has slightly different restrictions, household hazardous waste typically fall into five categories: 

  • Automotive
  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Paint and related solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Miscellaneous items:
    • Batteries
    • Fingernail polish remover
    • Some cosmetics
    • Shoe polish
    • Etc.

Household Hazardous Waste Days

Due to Covid, the Hazardous Waste Days have been postponed but should become active again in the fall of 2021.  

Dover residents must get an authorization slip in advance from the Dover Town Garage (2 Dedham Street), Monday through Friday between 1 pm and 4 pm, to gain access to a particular town’s facility for disposal of their household hazardous waste.