Hobokenpix: Mount Hoboken

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 6/1/2009

I’m not sure there’s any other way to handle garbage that bars and restaurants produce, and most of us can tolerate this because of our rather expeditious hauling schedules. However, this gargantuan mound of trash in front of City Bistro was just awe-inspiring! May I present to you: “Mount Hoboken!”

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10 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Mount Hoboken"

mooshu
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mooshu

If only we were less wasteful…

bnr4real
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bnr4real

From Peter Cammarano’s Website: He supports “Reducing municipal services, such as garbage collection from six out of seven days of every week to four days a week. Garbage pick-up reduction will create a significant savings to the taxpayer”

At what cost to the space on our sidewalks? And if so, are businesses, such as restaurants and bars, aware that they will have significantly higher trash expenses?

bnr4real
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bnr4real

Matt_72: Ok, I get it now. It’s a good point that this is likely more than 1 day’s worth of trash, so more regular pick-ups would be a good solution. It seems like the right way to handle it is to enforce the use of Brute 55 Gallon cans with covers, and let the businesses decide how many cans they want to pay for, keep inside, an use. Then the number of “extra” pick-ups becomes obvious and the business can choose how they want to handle it (pay for more pick-ups or pay for/have more cans).

bnr4real
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bnr4real

Yes, I see those. Obviously they are either too few or too small. I guess what I meant was if the city works with local businesses and then requires all trash to be INSIDE a standard container that is agreed upon with the local businesses, then this kind of thing won’t happen in the future.

matt_72
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They don’t make them much bigger than that, not if you want stackable containers. And if they did, I guarantee you no trash guy would be able to lift them when they were full (if they did, the handle would break). I think they stop at 55 gallons and the big ones in the picture look like they are either that size or the next size down. They may need more, but based on the number at the curb it looks more like they just need to have trash & recycling trucks go by more often (and charge them accordingly). That looks like a whole lot more than 1 day’s worth of waste. And about half of it appears to be recycling, not trash. Doesn’t NYC have trash trucks that do some parts of town every night? Even on weekends? I sure do see them every weeknight hitting the area just opposite the lincoln tunnel, not sure about weekends though. And FYI – the Rubbermaid Brute is “the standard container” in foodservice. Just go ask anyone in the restaurant business how many other suppliers make those products (answer is just 1 broadline supplier – Continental). The other standard container is called a “Slim Jim” and that is just a rectangular verson of the brute. In response to bnr4real who said: Yes, I see those. Obviously they are either too few or too small. I guess what I meant was if the city works with local businesses and then requires all… Read more »
bnr4real
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bnr4real

There must be a way to get businesses to place trash in dumpsters or some kind of receptacles rather than just dumping heaps of trash bags on the street like that. What if the city were to require businesses to place all trash in uniform cans or larger containers that are stackable or collapsable so they don’t take up too much space? This is just unsightly. It’s not nearly as crucial as our ailing budget, but it is still a terrible eyesore!

matt_72
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If you look at the pic closely, you can see some grey rubbermaid trash cans. Those are stackable.

In response to bnr4real who said:
There must be a way to get businesses to place trash in dumpsters or some kind of receptacles rather than just dumping heaps of trash bags on the street like that. What if the city were to require businesses to place all trash in uniform cans or larger containers that are stackable or collapsable so they don’t take up too much space? This is just unsightly. It’s not nearly as crucial as our ailing budget, but it is still a terrible eyesore!

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