Recycling Center Composting


The City of Dover’s Recycling Center now provides bins for residents to drop off their food compost.

The City of Dover has partnered with Seacoast-based Mr. Fox Composting to provide residents with a no-cost, composting option to divert waste and tonnage from the solid waste stream that gets landfilled.

Currently, there are five 64-gallon composting totes at the Recycling Center.  They are located between the corrugated cardboard bin and the used book building. Resident's can drop-off their compost anytime the Recycling Center is open, which is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Recycling Center is located at 265 Mast Road in Dover.

The food composting bins accept all food scraps, including:

  • Meat
  • Meat bones
  • Eggshells
  • Bread
  • Seafood (including shells)
  • Fruits and vegetables (pits and nuts too)
  • Soiled pizza boxes
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Wooden stirrers
  • Sugar packets
  • Brown paper napkins and towels
  • Teabags (with staples removed)
  • Ground tea
  • Muffin wrappers
  • Flowers and floral trimmings
  • Corks 

For more information, click here or contact Community Services at 516-6450.