Reader Mail: Trashier Hoboken?

11/6/2009:

Hoboken411 reader Erin was wondering if you notice anything different about Hoboken lately…

How’s the trash pickup in your ‘hood?

“Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a vast increase in the amount of trash lining Hoboken’s streets over the past few months, and/or the now-sporadic recycling pick ups? We’re lucky if our recyclables are picked up every other week. Curious.”

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20 Comments on "Reader Mail: Trashier Hoboken?"

truth1
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truth1

Report this to those in charge because it may just be a problem of proper supervision.

uptown girl
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I thought that it was illegal to put household trash in these street cans. At least that was what Carmine (RIP) used to tell people at Columbus Park.

krewedetat
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krewedetat

We need more trash cans. We also need more people to pick up a piece of litter at least once every day.

plywood
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plywood

That’s the spirit! At least 3/4 of the problem is apathy.

In response to krewedetat who said:
We need more trash cans. We also need more people to pick up a piece of litter at least once every day.

freewheelin
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People in Hoboken are pigs. I can’t even count how many times a day I see people throw their trash on the sidewalk or toss a cigarette butt wherever the hell they feel like it (that goes double for the nail salon, haircut joint and Korean grocery store employees, who always seem to be outside smoking and then just flick their butt to the ground when done). How hard is it to hold on to your garbage until there is a proper place to dispose of it or use an ashtray?

In response to plywood who said:
That’s the spirit! At least 3/4 of the problem is apathy.

elainetyger
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elainetyger

Oh, also, maybe there is less trash pickup during the day because the barrel guys are busy this time of year picking up the fallen leaves.

elainetyger
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elainetyger

More than half the people who put out recycling trash should be happy it is picked up at all, since they don’t follow the guidelines. If you take a look, there is every kind of trash in the recycling bags, and the bags you use should be clear or able to be recycled with the stuff you put out. That’s paper on Thursday and #1 or #2 on the plastic on Tuesdays. (FWIW Whole Foods in Edgewater will recycle the #5 plastic if you bring it to the customer service counter.)

The Tuesday night pickup now comes by us around 11pm whereas all 6 nights used to be only after midnight.

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