Uptown Garbage Dump Improved…

9/29/2009 Update:

An update to a Hoboken quality of life story from this past summer…

Garbage now more contained

One resident was particularly upset with an unsightly garbage staging area outside The Sovereign Building uptown back in June. However, some improvements have been made to this spot to hide the unattractive pile of refuse until it finds a permanent home. Hey – you can’t knock that they at least tried!

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SEE PREVIOUS UPDATES AFTER THE JUMP…

6/23/2009 Update 2:

Ann Holtzman, who is often involved with community issues and local politics sent me this email earlier today:

Temporary arrangement

“I just spoke with Environmental Services Director, James Ronga. He confirmed that this is in fact a temporary set up that will be relocated inside the building that is currently under construction (The Berkshire). Inspectors from the department have been in contact with Applied since last week.

Applied has agreed to construct some sort of cover to enclose the area and keep the gates closed except when active loading is taking place. They also agreed to sanitize the area regularly to alleviate the smell.”

6/23/2009 Update:

Dumping in action…

As a little follow up to bmacqueens comment #32 about the trash compactors crushing the garbage – then being hauled outside…

applied-garbage-being-dumped-in-the-wide-open

This seems to be the procedure for all Applied buildings uptown. You know that permanently garbage-stained area near the Starbucks? Same thing! Massive double-body bag sized loads of excess consumerism!

I just wonder how places like 333 River Street were able to keep it all inside nicely, and Applied has to do it all out in the open?

See original reader complaint below…

6/16/2009:

Hoboken411 reader Tiffanie is a bit miffed by the nauseating smell emanating from this unsightly heap of garbage near the Hudson Tea Building.

smelly-garbage-near-the-hudson-tea-building-in-hoboken-nj-applied-housing

Gross Grief

“I am a resident of the Hudson Tea building and want to bring awareness to a problem that is causing a lot of grief for the tenants of HTB as well as residents and visitors to Hoboken. About two months ago the Applied Companies erected a temporary garbage dump on their lot, just east of the Hudson Tea Building, and north of their Sovereign building. This garbage dump used to be on the lot that is currently under construction (just west of the Sovereign building).

The main issue is one of access – the dump directly abutts the public access sidewalk that connects the waterfront walkway adjacent to the HTB with the waterfront walkway next to the Sovereign. At best, when the gates are closed (which is not very often), access is available, albeit with an incredibly offensive garbage smell. When the gates are open (which is most of the time), access is blocked – handicap access therefore completely not available – and the public access sidewalk is littered with garbage ranging from overflowing piles of garbage bags to broken glass and other items.

We have raised this with the HTB building management who has reached out to Applied and has only been told (a) that it is temporary – will be moved back to the completed building when it is finished (in 18 months) and (b) that the reason the garbage dump abutts to the sidewalk is that the garbage collectors cannot tread on private property. Regarding (b) – this is a problem which Applied has clearly decided to transfer from themselves to the residents and guests of Hoboken. Additionally, given the dump itself sits on private property, the garbage collectors already have to tread on private property having to go into the dump to get the garbage.

All sounds (and smells) kind of fishy.

Additionally, we have been told – although unsure of the source – that the town has approved Applied doing this. Which seems crazy given the property is not zoned for this.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts or questions. Would be great to get some coverage of this. In parallel, we are sending emails to Beth Mason, the councilwoman for the 2nd ward.”

Another picture from Tiffanie…

applied-garbage-dump

Yuck!

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48 Comments on "Uptown Garbage Dump Improved…"

realstuff
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realstuff

More and more, commentors (sp?) are off topic. Perhaps, a general BS comment section?

hobokenparent
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hobokenparent

I walk by this dump twice a day. Applied has done nothing to contain the garbage overflow and there is constantly garbage leaking onto the road surrounding the dump. The gates are left wide open at times.

Your picture shows only a few bags in the enclosure – I am more than willing to send you time stamped photos starting today, showing you documentation of the garbage overflowing when the dump eventually gets filled up over the course of the day. The stench from the leaks is disgusting and it, along with broken pieces of glass always get stuck in stroller tires and soles of shoes. It is only a matter of time when someone or someones dog walks on this glass and gets hurt.

In response to realstuff who said:
More and more, commentors (sp?) are off topic. Perhaps, a general BS comment section?

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

kal el and justaview..It’s obivious that strand of hair loves to be condensending in regard to typos,as a way of superior intelect,who uses this site as a vehicle to belittle those who disagree with her..She is a first class shimanude..Who
quotes a line from APOCALYPSE NOW.. Strand make sure you pay my church tower taxes on time..Proof read that.

justaview
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justaview

Once there was a little man
Who liked to toot his horn
He had no friends
Because his head was big
And slightly overgrown
He liked to bully everyone
From behind his old keyboard
Because when he went out
To meet someone
He never ever scored
So show some pity on him
For it’s not his fault you see
Inside that blown up head of his
Is a brain the size of a pea.

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
kal el and justaview..It’s obivious that strand of hair loves to be condensending in regard to typos,as a way of superior intelect,who uses this site as a vehicle to belittle those who disagree with her..She is a first class shimanude..Who
quotes a line from APOCALYPSE NOW.. Strand make sure you pay my church tower taxes on time..Proof read that.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

oh the irony, oh the humanity!

strand tramp
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kal-el
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kal-el

OMG here we go again mr/mrs. little miss spelling bee….

In response to strand tramp who said:
http://www.hobokenfol.org/EnglishSecondLanguage.htm

gazzosdriver
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gazzosdriver

Does the city have a written policy around how garbage must be kept if it is stored outside? Our neighbor leaves everything in open containers. it is usually overflowing with bags and misc. garbage. My attempts to address it with the super went nowhere so my only option is to find out if the building is violating city policy.

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