“Litter Control” campaign launched

1/31/2008:

How convenient.

The Mayor is now stepping up on the junky sidewalk mail that has plagued Hoboken residents forever with a “zero tolerance” policy. Why now, when you could have done this around election time, David?

First of all, not sure if city code is updated on this website, but it says this ordinance is 110-45, with “Muddy tires” being 110-44… either somethings wrong, or that site needs to be updated.

Secondly, what about the Hoboken Reporter? I’m sure that can be classified as an advertisement because 1) it’s free, 2) it’s not a subscription specifically requested by residents and 3) it’s jam-packed with advertisements, often on the bag itself! If they say the Reporter is OK because it contains “useful information,” then I recommend all future flier-creators add a helpful and relevant Hoboken tip to each of your fliers to enjoy this loophole as well.

From the city website:

Let’s stop those unwanted circulars.

hoboken-no-advertisements.jpgMayor David Roberts is launching a quality of life campaign by once again offering residents the “No Advertisements” decal in an effort to halt unwanted circulars that litter the community.

“Residents rightfully continue to complain that these circulars and other unwanted papers like menus litter our streets on windy days and are an eyesore to our wonderful community,” said Mayor David Roberts.

“We are going to strictly enforce this ordinance in our community,” added Mayor Roberts. “The distributors of these circulars are on notice that summonses will be issued to any individual or group illegally placing them where there are ‘No Advertisement’ decals.”

The City has launched a campaign through its Web site, hobokennj.org. to allow residents to order the orange and red “No Advertisements” decals to place on their front doors. At the site, visitors can click on the button “No Posts” to receive a new or replacement sticker.

These decals display City ordinance number 110-44 which enforces penalties for unwanted circulars distributed in front of buildings.

I’d like to hear what any council person has to say about the garbage they left behind during the elections… Say something.. anything.

Hoboken reporters are garbage and advertisements

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19 Comments on "“Litter Control” campaign launched"

freewheelin
Member

[quote comment=”65701″][quote comment=”65599″]AMEN !

While Dave is at it, how about doing something about the $19 mover signs on every pole? There’s a phone number on them, it shouldn’t be hard to track down the offender.[/quote][/quote]

When you see a guy posting them, call the cops. It’s illegal and a rip-off. And it’s hideous with the packaging tape that is there forever.[/quote]

HA! I not only saw the guy posting them, but there was a cop across the street outside of Moran’s bar near Church Sq right as the guy was putting up the signs. I went over to the cop and asked him if it wasn’t illegal to be posting signs on poles and he said yeah, it is and then walked in the other direction. I’m not making this up. No way was this cop going to go after a guy who was walking fast.

westy
Member

OK. If I see him I will call.

Is it asking too much for one of the hundreds of people who are on the city payroll to maybe pick up a phone and call the moving company and demand they stop ?
How about after the call, collecting all the flyers and fine the moving company for each one. Think of the revenue that would bring in.

[quote comment=”65701″][quote comment=”65599″]AMEN !

While Dave is at it, how about doing something about the $19 mover signs on every pole? There’s a phone number on them, it shouldn’t be hard to track down the offender.[/quote][/quote]

When you see a guy posting them, call the cops. It’s illegal and a rip-off. And it’s hideous with the packaging tape that is there forever.[/quote]

MauMau
Member
MauMau

Well, I actually read the circulars in the Kohl’s bags for the best shopping deals, so no problem here.

jkriggins
Member
jkriggins

[quote comment=”65599″]AMEN !

While Dave is at it, how about doing something about the $19 mover signs on every pole? There’s a phone number on them, it shouldn’t be hard to track down the offender.[/quote][/quote]

When you see a guy posting them, call the cops. It’s illegal and a rip-off. And it’s hideous with the packaging tape that is there forever.

jkriggins
Member
jkriggins

The worst is Kohl’s. Talked to councilpeople about it like a year ago and they said you need to talk to the private business in the other city. Being a shopper there often anyway, I’ve talked to the manager twice about stopping the Kohl’s fliers because it’s excessive trash everywhere in town. Manager wrote down my address and stopped delivery to the block a couple months, but the huge fliers are back and everywhere else in the city anyway.

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