Recycling Program

Solid waste services by haulers in New Hope also include the collection of certain recyclable materials. Residents should check with their haulers to find out if recycling containers are supplied and, if not, to determine the appropriate container to purchase.

Accepted Materials

Haulers collect the following recyclable materials at curbside from residential properties in New Hope Borough:

  • Aluminum, bimetallic, and steel cans
  • Clear, brown, and green glass
  • Corrugated paper (cardboard)
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogues, junk mail, and phone books
  • Plastic bottles and jars, Number 1 and Number 2 only

Glass containers, aluminum, steel and bimetallic cans, and plastic bottles may be co-mingled (or mixed) in the recycling container. All glass containers, aluminum, steel and bimetallic cans, and plastic bottles must be clean, with contents removed

Paper Requirements

  • Newsprint, magazines, phone books, and catalogues should be stacked 12 inches high and tied with twine or placed in paper bags. Plastic bags or tape of any kind may not be used for this purpose.
  • Corrugated and pressed paper or cardboard must be clean, not soiled, should not exceed 2 feet by 2 feet in size, and must be open and flat. 
  • Corrugated paper and cardboard products should be stacked 12 inches high and tied with twine or placed in paper bags, separate from newsprint, magazines, etc. Cardboard products include cereal and pasta boxes, toilet tissue and paper towel tubes, and clean pizza boxes.

Check with your hauler to determine if additional items are collected as part of its recycling program. For example, some residential haulers also collect Number 3 through Number 7 plastic bottles and jars.

Commercial & Institutional Establishments

Haulers contracted by commercial and institutional establishments in New Hope collect:

  • Aluminum
  • Clear, green and brown glass
  • Corrugated paper (cardboard); high-grade office paper
  • Steel and bimetallic cans

Additional Information

Haulers servicing multi-family dwellings are required to collect the same list of recyclables as residential haulers. For additional information about recycling programs in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Environmental Protection's website.