Even more waterfront filth

Garbage mountains in Hoboken – blame robotic trash bins?

Earlier today we mentioned that even though countless robotic trash bins that send tweets and text messages pepper the waterfront – there are still many signs of filth.

But have you seen what Pier A Park looks like after a typical Movies Under the Stars showing? People cannot fit their trash into these things, and refuse (food, etc.) piles up – attracting disease-ridden vermin to scavenge for scraps.

If this isn’t a sign of “progress,” I don’t know what is.
/sarc

Waterfront filth welcome to Hoboken postcard

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6 Responses

  1. animal_lover says:

    This is how Ms. Zimmer operates – it is the same for both sanitation and safety. She and her cronies lay off our public servants, claim that their jobs can be done by technology and use those salaries plus “revenue opportunities” from illicit towing to pay high billing (600+/hr) lawyers to help defend her with her discrimination and attempted non lawful power grabs. 😈

  2. dan0 says:

    I actually love this. Because it shows that excessive control for the betterment of society is not always the best choice. Who vetted this company out? Do they think that pedestrians are simply just throwing candy wrappers away?

    But I see the end game. They do not want the cans stuffed with ordinary household trash which is why they constrict the opening. But when then entire city has municipal garbage services, what difference does it make anyway?

    I can understand rural areas that have independent local pickup, but in Hoboken? Get over it!

  3. animal_lover says:

    Remote Knowledge is what BigBelly calls this. The audit reports will show success. However, the pictures taken by residents prove that sanitation work is not being accomplished. At the last concert on the waterfront last week, I picked up dozens of bottles along the small water front beach at Sinatra Park. Why would they not clean before an event?

  4. showme789 says:

    Face it, folks, while the Mayor keeps promising more open space, she has neglected the open space that currently exists. The number of maintenance personnel has dwindled to all but a few and the guy in charge, aka The Director of Soccer and Nothing Else, is clueless as to how to maintain our parks. Has anyone noticed the rats running through the bushes at night along the waterfront walkway? Sooner or later someone will be bitten and the Zimmer rubber stamp council will authorize the Dept. of Health to ticket and boot the rats. They will, no doubt, see the growing rat population along the waterfront as a potential revenue source. Seriously, though, why don’t the hundreds of parents who frequent the city parks demand that the Mayor and her Director of Soccer take back the money that has been diverted to legal fees in the budget and appropriate it to park maintenance? Come on, people, time to speak up!!!

    • animal_lover says:

      Showme, you are spot on! The towing and ticketing is the City’s “core” strength. The don’t give a damn about services that maintain health and safety as long as the revenue is generated. Does Wall St. analyst ever look under the covers? It is so glaring that the $4M is due to the towing activities.

      We pay out multi million dollar lawsuits and retain $600/hr defense attorneys for Ms. mimer. But we as constituents are protected by police who are not full officers. She will undoubtable choose both a new Chief of Police and Finance Director ( who just quit) who is beholden to her (and Stan) rather than competent leaders who honorably serve the constituents.

      Why don’t the “followers” demand because they are given a trade-off in their favor. I will let you figure out the trade-offs.[quote comment=”223696″]Face it, folks, while the Mayor keeps promising more open space, she has neglected the open space that currently exists. The number of maintenance personnel has dwindled to all but a few and the guy in charge, aka The Director of Soccer and Nothing Else, is clueless as to how to maintain our parks. Has anyone noticed the rats running through the bushes at night along the waterfront walkway? Sooner or later someone will be bitten and the Zimmer rubber stamp council will authorize the Dept. of Health to ticket and boot the rats. They will, no doubt, see the growing rat population along the waterfront as a potential revenue source. Seriously, though, why don’t the hundreds of parents who frequent the city parks demand that the Mayor and her Director of Soccer take back the money that has been diverted to legal fees in the budget and appropriate it to park maintenance? Come on, people, time to speak up!!![/quote]

  5. YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

    A DPW truck was flying down the river st. bike path during morning rush this week to empty or service these cans..scary fast with lights flashing..if it were a life/death situation it would have been way too fast for that path..let alone for trash pickup. He could have simply chosen to drive on the street instead but I guess they don’t want to walk 20 feet.

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