This program feeds the pigs, helps the environment and extends the life of septic systems.

Editor’s Note: The following was submitted by the Dover Recycling Committee.

A return engagement by the Three Little Pigs resulted in great interest for Dover’s Food Scraps program at the Dover Days Fair on Sept. 9. These charming piggies brought attention to the Dover Recycling Committee and Board of Health program to reduce solid waste.

The success of this event resulted in 17 more families who signed up for town-sponsored FREE Food Scraps Program. They join a growing list of more than 230 families who contribute to the reduction of solid waste disposal by as much as 25 percent — just by allowing their food scraps to be collected weekly.

This program feeds the pigs, helps the environment and extends the life of septic systems. Food recycling reduces the cost of operating the Transfer Station by eliminating food waste from trash removal. And it makes it much easier for residents to dispose of their trash with less volume and weight.

Weekly pickup is provided from your home of all food scraps, including egg shells, shellfish, bones — if it was food, it can be recycled.

Please join your fellow Dover residents by participating in the free food scrap program by contacting Karen Hayett at the Dover Board of Health, 508-785-0032, ext. 232, email BOH@DoverMA.org.