Picky residential garbage

Do you worry about what garbage goes in your can in Hoboken?

Walking by this trash can the other day on Hudson Street – I noticed a VERY clear message from the owner:

STOP! PLEASE NO DOG WASTE IN PRIVATE CAN”

Can you rightfully prevent use of your can if it’s on the sidewalk?

I mean if the can is on a public sidewalk, with no lid – and you’re a “responsible” dog owner and tie the poop bag to prevent leakage – is it really that big a deal?

Plus – maybe the city should also figure out that you often have to walk two, three sometime more blocks before a public can is available.

Reminded me of that Curb Your Enthusiasm episode where a guy got mad because Larry put trash in his can. Don’t we have bigger worries in this world?

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15 Comments on "Picky residential garbage"


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212transplant
3 years 4 months ago

Agreed! As long as it’s on the sidewalk. This person sounds a bit anal.

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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
3 years 4 months ago

Maybe some people bring the cans back inside between pick-up nights.. maybe those little bags kind of hang out and decompose in the bottom of the can (i.e., don’t get ejected with the regular garbage) and the owner of the can has to pluck them out eventually.. who knows.. one thing is for sure about garbage cans in town–they are unfortunately the most prominent features of many streets in areas of otherwise nice looking properties.. there should be a design competition to try to solve the problem.

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HansBrix
3 years 4 months ago

I’ve found dog crap in my bins frequent enought to know: * it being on the sidewalk or not does not matter. Even if it’s behind the iron gating the poop bags still go in. * the bags are generally NOT tied well and stinky smeared dog crap in the bin is very common. * many dog owners cannot distinguish between a garbage can and a blue recycling bin. * many dog owners cannot distinguish between a garbage can and the sidewalk. I find those little baggies lying alone on the concrete every day. Maybe you see these signs of… Read more »

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beerzgood
3 years 4 months ago

Well said.[quote comment=”217258″]I’ve found dog crap in my bins frequent enought to know:* it being on the sidewalk or not does not matter. Even if it’s behind the iron gating the poop bags still go in.* the bags are generally NOT tied well and stinky smeared dog crap in the bin is very common.* many dog owners cannot distinguish between a garbage can and a blue recycling bin.* many dog owners cannot distinguish between a garbage can and the sidewalk. I find those little baggies lying alone on the concrete every day.Maybe you see these signs of someone being “anal”.… Read more »

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OpenEyes
3 years 4 months ago

I agree with HansBrix- they put dog do do bags in my trash can and it is never on the side walk. They leak and it really pisses off the garbage guys who make even more noise .On top of that .I have to clean doo doo from my trash cans after the bags leak[quote comment=”217258″]I’ve found dog crap in my bins frequent enought to know:* it being on the sidewalk or not does not matter. Even if it’s behind the iron gating the poop bags still go in.* the bags are generally NOT tied well and stinky smeared dog… Read more »

Member
3 years 4 months ago

People throw their dog crap in my recycling can all the time. I don’t mind if it’s the regular can, but I get pissed when it’s the recycling can.

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mooshu
3 years 4 months ago

If the bag is knotted, I don’t know what the big deal is either especially considering that garbage is picked up a few times a week, and the trash cans I’ve dumped bags of poop in have always been lined. I think some residents just like to be angry all the time, and being all possessive over their precious trash cans gives them a purpose in life. One time this 60-something hag almost gave herself a stroke while yelling at me over my placing a knotted bag of poop in her lined trash can. I told her I understood why… Read more »

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