Other people’s garbage in Hoboken

In Hoboken, other people’s garbage is your garbage too!

Poll Other People's Garbage in Hoboken NJLiving in a densely populated city like Hoboken, it’s hard not to figuratively “rub shoulders” with someone else or something you don’t like. Whether it’s the construction noise at a remediation site, loud Harley Davidson motorcycles revving down the street – or sloppy property owners.

Hoboken resident Phil was outraged by these two piles of “city refuse” collecting near the property of the Gray Line tour bus company. He even reached out to the city to “make someone accountable.”

If I were the property owner, I’d have some pride in my place. But that’s just me. Maybe the real property owner is nowhere to be found, and this parcel of land is just a cell on a spreadsheet to him? Perhaps the low-paid workers here don’t give a crap. Who knows.

But this garbage can’t clean up itself – so what would you do about it?

Poll: What to do about other people’s garbage

What do you do about "other people's garbage?"

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Hoboken residents angered by garbage grey line bus

6 Responses

  1. iforgotmymantra says:

    While I don’t think the city should profit off this, unfortunately getting fined probably does more than public shaming. This heap is so unsightly- yuck!

  2. john14 says:

    Everyone wants the city to rob the property owners. But there is no way for the public to fine the city for their stupidity every day. Don’t you wish you could turn the tables?

    • animal_lover says:

      John14, if the City were a property own they would be fined for all the months of filth that was on the street. I think it is a little better now that their feet was held to the fire.[quote comment=”222861″]Everyone wants the city to rob the property owners. But there is no way for the public to fine the city for their stupidity every day. Don’t you wish you could turn the tables?[/quote]

  3. kal-el says:

    im pretty sure if this phil guy called the right office, the city will issue tickets. there’s a thing called oprah request and you can find out…get the request though the city clerks office.

    • animal_lover says:

      or the city will file a false report in their records. Either which way you have to follow up on the city. They have come out and agreed to have the filth taken care of then they file in their records that they found nothing. The admin loves to sidestep every issue but that does not keep them from getting raises and creating larger admin expenses.[quote comment=”222862″]im pretty sure if this phil guy called the right office, the city will issue tickets. there’s a thing called oprah request and you can find out…get the request though the city clerks office.[/quote]

  4. homeworld says:

    I’ve gotten plenty of properties in my neighborhood cleaned up. I write a letter to the property owner (you can look up the property owner tax records online), cite the applicable Hoboken zoning code they are in violation of (also available for free online) and CC the Environmental Services Director. Within a week the garbage gets removed and the trash is gone. Take some initiative, people, instead of just complaining.

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