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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mooshu
2 years 11 months ago

Another time I was just knotting a bag, not even throwing it out yet. But this other old bag decided to yell at me for no reason, and I wasn’t even going to dispose of a bag of poop in her trash can!

She sure felt really lame after the guy right next door to her took his trash can, pulled off the lid, and offered it to me…

As I said, some residents in this town are angry, with no explanation, nothing real to stand up for, AND they feel a sense of purpose around their precious trash cans.

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back to the boken
2 years 11 months ago

are public waste bins that hard to find? washington street has one on just about every corner. elysian park has about 1 can per square foot of grass. waterfront has an abundance of cans as well as over by maxwell. further downtown, all along the waterway, the walkway and parks have more cans than necessary.

i understand the above accounts for washington street and east, but west of washington contains less public space (although i would argue all the parks have an abundance of trash cans!)

Member
2 years 11 months ago

The only thing that there there are “plenty of” in this town iare stupid bike lanes!! The lines are going in today on Adams it looks like, but they don’t see fit to put a public trash can within 3 blocks of my apartment!! 👿

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briank
2 years 11 months ago

My rules as a dog owner: I will hang onto the bag if I am close to my own home. I will always look for a city trash can. If I have to go the private can route, I make sure the bag is well tied, non-recycling, and preferably a can with a liner (so even if the bag is smushed and breaks, no big deal). The alternative is disgusting, though I think the poop on the sidewalk has gotten a little better the last couple years.

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back to the boken
2 years 11 months ago

As a dog owner, I agree with the garbage can owner. I feel it’s rude to put your animal waste in a garbage can that is not “public”. You can debate semantics about the “private” description, but anybody can determine which cans are private and which are public. I don’t find it that cumbersome to carry the bag of waste a block or two (or god forbid three or four) to the nearest public waste bin, especially when as noted, it’s tied up responsibly! There are plenty of public trash cans in Hoboken, especially in the areas most utilized by people walking dogs (by the water, parks, dog runs, Washington street, etc…).

I even asked my wife not to put animal waste in somebodies private can and we debated the reasoning for a while. She now uses the public trash cans.

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ktbc
2 years 11 months ago

I am a dog owner and I also never use privately owned cans. However, I disagree regarding the availability of public cans.There are NOT “plenty” of public waste bins in this town![quote comment=”217271″]As a dog owner, I agree with the garbage can owner. I feel it’s rude to put your animal waste in a garbage can that is not “public”. You can debate semantics about the “private” description, but anybody can determine which cans are private and which are public. I don’t find it that cumbersome to carry the bag of waste a block or two (or god forbid three or four) to the nearest public waste bin, especially when as noted, it’s tied up responsibly! There are plenty of public trash cans in Hoboken, especially in the areas most utilized by people walking dogs (by the water, parks, dog runs, Washington street, etc…).I even asked my wife not to put animal waste in somebodies private can and we debated the reasoning for a while. She now uses the public trash cans.[/quote]