Receiving Hoppers collect and direct material to a conveying system.

The optimal type of hopper depends on the type and volume of the material being received. Industries that rely heavily on receiving hoppers include agriculture, biomass, fertilizer granular, gasification, manufacturing, and municipal solid waste.

Common materials using a receiving hopper are ag residues, ash, biomass, construction & demolition, fertilizer granular, municipal solid waste, refuse derived fuel, tire derived fuel, wood chips and wood pellets.