Declining Hoboken garbage pickup?
Hoboken sidewalks are garbage war zones
Documenting the decline of Hoboken! Ask yourself who’s responsible for this obvious downtrend in the cleanliness of our streets and sidewalks.
Hoboken resident Scott sent in these pics from the area of Madison Street between 8th & 9th, and he entitled the email “Garbage, poop, ass and driftwood.”
Seriously – what is wrong with Hoboken trash pickup?
Updating this Hoboken garbage pickup post from a few weeks ago.
Since we “contracted” out the trash pickup, and went to “single stream” service – our streets seem like they’re worse than ever. How does this stuff happen? Look at this odd collection of garbage I spotted the other day. I find it quite funny and sad at the same time.
- Snotty napkins
- Airline booze bottle
- Petrified Honey
- Pizza crust
- Chapstick package
- Receipt from Burlington Coat Factory
- Dog shit
- A ladies boot, and more.
Don’t you wish they exercised a little more care when hauling this stuff away?
Letter: Hire back the city workers in Hoboken that actually cared
One resident sent Hoboken411 a message, saying:
“How come Hoboken can’t keep city sidewalks and streets like it used to be in 2008 were the snow or garbage was not a problem when you had employees who were loyal to the city or Hoboken and took pride in it not like today where you have to hire private companies for cardboard.
We had better leadership back then! I think the Mayor should try to contact former employees and see if they’d like to return to their job.”
Do you agree? Do these “outside” contractors even give a crap about the quality of life in Hoboken?
Has Hoboken garbage pickup gotten worse?
When you walk over 2,000 miles each year in Hoboken, you tend to pick up on various trends. That is of course, if one is observant, and not submerged in their digital social world on their smartphone.
One thing I’ve noticed quite often over the past few weeks – is how filthy Hoboken has become. In particular, just household garbage. And I’m wondering exactly what is to blame for this recent trend. Does it have anything to do with Hoboken garbage pickup? Has the quality of services provided from our contracted hauling companies gone down for some particular reason? Does it have to do with the “single stream” recycling?
For instance – almost every block has some broken glass. This isn’t good for dogs (or hippies that like walking barefoot.) And if the hauler is responsible for the breakage, shouldn’t they also be responsible for cleaning it up? Or do they just not give a hoot?
Bags in trees everywhere in Hoboken!
This trend has definitely not been noticeable until this spring. Random plastic bags caught in trees. They’re everywhere! What do you think is causing this?
- Slobs just throwing their bags on the street?
- Sub-standard trash hauling?
- Inferior garbage bags? Have you noticed how thin and weak they are these days? They don’t make anything good anymore.
As you can see from the photos I’ve taken all over town – it is happening for sure: