Trash & Recycling FAQs
Have a question about your trash or recycling service in Dover? Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions reagrding trash and recycling services can be found by clicking on the questions below. If you do not find the answer here, please contact the Service Director's office at (330) 343-6725.
When will my trash be picked up?
Your trash pickup day depends on the location of your residence in the city. To find out when your trash will be picked up, call the Service Director’s office at (330) 343-6725.
Who provides trash pickup services?
Trash pickup is contracted through the city with J&J Refuse of Dover. If you are a new resident, or have changed location within the city, please contact the Utilities office at
(330) 343-6725 to register for trash/recycling pick up.
Do residents have an option as to who picks up their trash?
Yes. However residents or businesses must come into the Utility Department office and fill out a form and provide a statement as to why you or your businesses cannot have J&J Refuse pick up your trash and recycling.
How much does it cost per month to have my trash picked up?
The cost for weekly trash pickup and bi-weekly recycling pickup is $9 per household, per month. This fee also includes normal residential pickup for items such as couches, appliances and other large trash items. For businesses that do not require a dumpster, the fee for trash/recycling pickup is $10.50 per month.
May I place large appliances on the curb for regular trash pickup?
In most cases, residents may place their large appliances on the curb for normal residential trash pick up. However, if you have an appliance for pick up that has a refrigerant liquid inside, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, you must first have the liquid drained from the appliance by a licensed company. After it is drained you will be given a tag that you attach to the appliance. The appliance may then be placed on the curb for regular trash pickup. For more information, or to find a company that will drain refrigerants from your appliances, call the Utilities Department at (330) 343- 7725. Before putting large appliances out for pickup, please call the Utility office at (330) 343-7725.
Are there items that won’t be picked up for trash/recycling?
J&J Refuse will not pick up automobile tires, marine/automobile batteries or appliances with refrigerant liquid still inside. For the safety of J&J Refuse employees, large-pane glass, such as patio doors and windows, will not be accepted. The Utilities Department can give you the names of companies that will accept those items and dispose or recycle the items appropriately.
When will my recycling be picked up?
As of June 29, 2009, recycling will be picked up every other week on the day of your normal trash pick up.
What kinds of items can be recycled?
Glass, plastics and paper are recycled by J&J Refuse. J&J Refuse does not require residents to separate their recyclables prior to pick up. You also can visit the Tuscarawas County Office of Recycling & Litter Prevention by clicking the following link. http://www.co.tuscarawas.oh.us/Recycle/index.htm
Where can I dump my lawn waste?
J&J Refuse discourages residents putting dirt, gravel and other yard waste in normal trash receptacles. In many cases, receptacles become too heavy to be lifted into the trucks. A dumpster for compost is located on East Broadway across from the Dover Light Plant. This program is run through the Stark-Tuscarawas Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District. The City General Services Department will pick up brush if placed on the curb or next to an alley. Residents must contact the Service Director's Office, General Services Department or the Mayor's Office to have waste picked up.
Dover provides a reliable source of utility services that are critical to the operation of our hospital,
every single day.
Bill Harding, Union Hospital