New Castle Community eNewsletter 12/28/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

Dual Stream Recycling

dual stream recyclingAs you may have heard, the Town of New Castle is changing its recycling collection back to dual stream effective January 1, 2019. “Dual stream” means that recycling must be separated for curbside pickup: paper and cardboard in one container, and clean glass, metal, and plastics numbered 1-6 in another. These rules also apply to items dropped off at the recycling center.

Recycling is a for-profit business and China, the largest buyer of U.S. recyclables, has dramatically curtailed what they will take, further challenging the economics of the global recycling marketplace. As a result, ReCommunity—the facility handling our recyclables—has been sending more and more single stream recyclables, including paper, to the incinerator because they are contaminated and cannot be sold. The Town’s goal is to recycle as much as possible while keeping collection fees down and dual stream collection supports that effort.

Guidelines for dual stream recycling along with stickers to label your separate recycling containers will be provided with Sanipro’s 2019 TOWN OF NEW CASTLE REFUSE AND RECYCLING CALENDAR, which should arrive in your mailbox in a few weeks. A copy of the dual stream recycling notice is available here.

For more information, go to the Town of New Castle website and to the Sustainability Advisory Board’s website. Questions? Email the Sustainability Advisory Board at

NEW: Ring in the New Year @ the Gazebo

Hot chocolate, musical bells, and the trombone of Don DuPont playing Auld Lang Syne.. please join us for the 1st Annual “Ring In the New Year” at the Gazebo beginning 11:30pm. All are welcome! Parking is at the Bell field.
2019 new year

NEW: Chappaqua Library program – Author Talk: Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Mon. Feb. 25 7:00

A year after the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S., NY Times bestselling author of Columbine, offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA-inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots movement.

Dave has written for Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed, Politico, New Republic, Newsweek, Guardian, Washington Post and has appeared on Today, NBC Nightly News, PBS Newshour, CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, Morning Edition, Anderson Cooper 360, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell, Hannity, and more.

Co-sponsored with Chappaqua Interfaith Council, Chappaqua P.T.A, Town of New Castle, HGHS Political Awareness Club

Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

Chappaqua Farmers Market – Winter Schedule

Chappaqua Farmers Market – Winter Schedule – indoors at our cozy winter home – First Congregational Church, 210 Orchard Ridge Rd, Chappaqua.

Winter Programs 2019 – REGISTER NOW!

New Castle Recreation & Parks Winter Session. Classes begin week of January 7th.
Resident registration begins: November 26th
Non-resident registration begins: December 10th
Register now online or at the Recreation Office!
winter session registration

Author Talk: Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped from the Holocaust

deathmarch escapeWednesday January 23rd at 7:00pm.

Author Jack Hersch intrigued by a photo of his father on a concentration camp memorial website delves into the life of a man willing to pursue freedom at any cost. This book is at once a biography and a memoir.

Cosponsor: Town of New Castle
Location: New Castle Town Hall Assembly Room
200 South Greeley Ave. Chappaqua, NY 10514

Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce sends out an eletter every week with news, deals and updates from local businesses. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please send an email to