Hoboken Trash Bins: Still not enough

11/17/2010 Update:

Help us keep Hoboken clean

Bumping this post from earlier in the year – and an ongoing concern for Hoboken residents: There are simply not enough trash bins in heavily trafficked areas of town.

Residents still complain that they can go blocks without finding a receptacle. The problem is – that while many of us are responsible and won’t throw rubbish like bottles, pizza plates and other common refuse on the ground – the lazy (and drunk) people cannot be bothered with holding on to these items for more than a block, so they’ll find any spot to get rid of it.

Including this lamp post right across the street from City Hall.

Is it that hard?

See original “dog poop” update after the jump…

5/28/2010:

Not enough of them in Hoboken!

A couple readers were curious enough to ask about the trash can from the Annette’s Beauty Salon post from earlier today… wanting to know what the sign said – and it’s all about the dog poop, of course!

While I personally have no problem with people *who tie the bags up* using any trash can – I’m sure there are many that just dump the smelly, leaky open poop bags in any bin they can find. This, however, wouldn’t be an issue if you didn’t have to walk a mile between city trash bins.

Then again, if you want more receptacles in town – you’d probably also receive a big tax increase as well.

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6 Comments on "Hoboken Trash Bins: Still not enough"

Craig-D
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Craig-D

There’s actually a city ordinance that makes it illegal to deposit dog crap in someone else’s garbage. If you get caught doing it, you will be fined. The reason why people object to it is that it smells really bad sitting there until the trash is collected – especially during the summer. Trash cans are usually kept by the front door, so who wants to smell dog feces as they walk in and out of their building every day? Businesses especially have a legitimate gripe about it.

I took note of the location of every public trash receptacle near my home. Whenever I walk my dog, I ensure there’s a public receptacle along the route. I carry the sealed bag until I come across one. I’m assuming most people wouldn’t want someone to stink up their garbage with feces, so don’t do it to others. If carrying a sealed bag of dog crap a couple of blocks disgusts someone, then perhaps they are not cut out for dog ownership.

mooshu
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mooshu

I tie our poop bags. We usually dispose of them in public trash cans, but it depends on where a pooch wants to go on a certain day.

Sorry, I don’t make the rules on where we go. It’s their time. Take up any issues with the dogs I walk, and good luck.

Up next: Whiny Residents Disturbed by Dogs Licking Their Privates

animal_lover
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animal_lover

A non-biodegradable poop bag is a time capsule no matter where it is left. If it is biodegradable – just flush it![quote comment=”192990″]I tie our poop bags. We usually dispose of them in public trash cans, but it depends on where a pooch wants to go on a certain day. Sorry, I don’t make the rules on where we go. It’s their time. Take up any issues with the dogs I walk, and good luck.Up next: Whiny Residents Disturbed by Dogs Licking Their Privates[/quote]

homeworld
Member

Recycling cans are going on Washington Street. The city’s too cheap to pay for them, though, so they’re going to have ads all over them.

As for dog poo in a garbage cans… If you’re afraid of people putting dog poo in your can, don’t leave your can on or near the sidewalk. Put it inside your building.

Furey
Member

I’m with ya. If the dog bag isn’t leaking, then what’s the big deal? I can walk for blocks without seeing a public trash can, and I will put it into a residential trash can that has a garbage bag liner.

arctica
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arctica

Personally, I’d rather the dog walkers carry it back to their own garbage or a public one, since it’s their dog. I used to put my bins out, but then I would find poo-bundles in my empty garbage cans (the morning after pickup), which would then stink up my entire garage. I’ve also had dog walkers place their packages into and on top of my recycling (plastic and carboard), so that I would have to pick it up myself the next morning, since the recycling guys aren’t going to take it. Very inconsiderate. I’ve wanted to put a sign like that up for a while now.[quote comment=”192980″]I’m with ya. If the dog bag isn’t leaking, then what’s the big deal? I can walk for blocks without seeing a public trash can, and I will put it into a residential trash can that has a garbage bag liner.[/quote]

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