Growing Garbage Heap on Garden Street
Massive, smelly garbage pile grows; no help from city
One uptown Hoboken resident shares their gripes about a “quality of life” issue that the folks at City Hall want no part of…
“I live on the 1200 block of Garden Street in Hoboken. There is a massive garbage pile on the corner of 12th and Garden (I believe the address is 1140 Garden) that has been sitting there for months. There are probably 15-20 garbage piles there and now people are walking by and dumping their trash on it as well. Empty cans, empty pill bottles, even piles of dog crap that people pick up are now building on top of it.
I have called the Hoboken health department but they say they are not allowed to do anything about it because the garbage is inside of the fence and they are liable for any injuries occur going inside the fence (absurd I know). So instead, they are issuing summons to the landlord whoever that may be, but let’s be honest, what is that really going to do. It clearly hasn’t worked yet because the disgusting garbage piles lives on.
I attached pictures but I think everyone on the block would love to see something done about this. It’s unbecoming for our neighborhood and town!“