The New Hope Recyclers are a volunteer group that conducts a drop-off recycling event on the first Saturday of every month.
The event is held in northwestern Cumberland County where curbside recycling programs are limited. Recyclables are collected "Single Stream" and are then transported to a materials recovery facility for processing.
Single Stream recycling allows recyclers to deposit recyclable paper, plastic, glass, steel, and aluminum materials into a single container for collection. This allows conventional collection trucks to collect the recyclables thus eliminating the need for specialized recycling collection vehicles. It also allows for greater compaction of the material, and thus greater payloads per vehicle, which reduces the energy and costs required to collect the recyclables. After collection, transport, and unloading, the mixed recyclable stream is processed into sorted recyclable materials using state-of-the-art equipment.
Besides the "Single Stream" materials, several other types of materials are taken to be either recycled or reused.
The program is intended to primarily offer and increase recycling opportunities in northwestern Cumberland County. The drop-off, however, is open to all recyclers.
When? - First (1st) calendar Saturday of the Month from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where? - Hopewell Township Building, Three Square Hollow Road, Newburg, PA 17240 (Hopewell Township Building Mapquest Map)