Who should pay for garbage hauling?

3/22/2011:

Public Trash – does it make a difference?

One Hoboken411 reader sent this in and said:

“Should developers and businesses be able to use public garbage collection? This is almost every night!

That’s a lot of garbage, and I assume they pay by weight they dump. How much could be saved by changing this policy? Businesses won’t like it, but not an unreasonable change, since most towns require this.”

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7 Comments on "Who should pay for garbage hauling?"

briank
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briank

Disclosure: I am buying a unit in that building.
I can tell you that this is a local business, owned by two principles who live locally with their families. Second, I have been visiting the site 2-3 times per week through the construction and most of the trash has been hauled away by container paid for by the builders. The last two weeks have had cabinets, appliances, faucets etc being installed which generates a lot
Of cardboard that needs to be recycled. During construction, Sheetrock was hauled away privately, metal was collected by a scrap recycler, etc. Very little went into public collection. This is the third new construction condo I have purchased in my life and I can attest that these guys are the most conscientious builders I have worked with. I you want to complain about tax dollars being wasted with developers, ask City Hall why Applied Properties was given a tax abatement to develop a highly desired riverfront property so that te most expensive real estate in town, owned by people like Eli Manning and his $100 million contract, gets to pay a tax rate one quarter of the average rate in town. Ask city hall if Toll brothers is reimbursing the city for the loss of a full lock of parking spots in Washington and 14-15 during construction- about $1000/day in meter receipts.
This is really nitpicking.

hobokenj
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hobokenj
They are two of the nicest guys and do top notch job to be good to the neighbors, with noise, cleanu, planting of trees on their own dime etc. I dont believe this was meant to be an attack on them personally. They are doing nothing wrong, they have access to the towns garbage pickup and are using it. you are wrong however that its just the cardboars this week and the rest of the construction they had a dumpster and had it privatly discarded. There has never been a dumpster on that work site. Almost every week at least 1 if not 2x they have 20 -30 black garbage bags filled with stuff as well as several cans with left over debris. Again nothing wrong there, its legal. The question is should the town be responsible for that, and for the recycling pick up of 1000’s of bottles from our local pubs. The huge amount of trash seen in front of Mcdonalds and garden of eden etc. [quote comment=”204724″]Disclosure: I am buying a unit in that building.I can tell you that this is a local business, owned by two principles who live locally with their families. Second, I have been visiting the site 2-3 times per week through the construction and most of the trash has been hauled away by container paid for by the builders. The last two weeks have had cabinets, appliances, faucets etc being installed which generates a lotOf cardboard that needs to be recycled. During… Read more »
elvisroberts
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businesses should ABSOLUTELY have to pay for 100% of their garbage bill. The way it is now, taxpayers subsidize the businesses. As a result, 1) businesses have no incentive to sort OR recycle. 2) businesses have no incentive to reduce their waste stream 3) residential taxes are higher because businesses generate probably 50% of the garbage in this town, by weight, if not more.
Maybe it’s too hard to implement – listen to all the moaning bar owners upset over moving the St Patty’s boozefest to Wednesday. But the way it is no is totally unfair to residents. Just another way the lazy democratic machine in this town long served themselves and their friends only. But I hear things are changing!

hobokenj
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hobokenj

This isnt a local business. This a developer. Red Bridge, they are building a 9 unit building on 1st and garden. Disposing of tons of cardboard, barrels of unused sheet rock, left over wiring, pipies plaster containers etc etc. Enough garbage that it takes up the sidewalk and parking spot almost every night of the week there is garbage cpick up.

http://redbridgecondos.com/

homeworld
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It’s illegal to dispose of construction debris that way. I wonder where the same inspector that gave me a violation for my garbage can being left out after 9am is on this one. [quote comment=”204706″]This isnt a local business. This a developer. Red Bridge, they are building a 9 unit building on 1st and garden. Disposing of tons of cardboard, barrels of unused sheet rock, left over wiring, pipies plaster containers etc etc. Enough garbage that it takes up the sidewalk and parking spot almost every night of the week there is garbage cpick up.[/quote]

john14
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john14

That’s an administrative nightmare and never going to happen. Unless you want more government employees on the payroll to track this garbage.

clintongirl
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clintongirl

Agree with the pp and this would also make more businesses leave town and not want to be here. It would kill the mom and pops.[quote comment=”204698″]That’s an administrative nightmare and never going to happen. Unless you want more government employees on the payroll to track this garbage.[/quote]

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