Trash: Hoboken hassling business owners
Trash becoming a sticky point in Hoboken
So unnecessary. First it’s Hoboken hassling business owners, now it’s unsightly signs that warn of “prosecution to the fullest extent of the law” for tossing a glad bag on the curb for (property taxpayer funded) garbage men to pick up later in the night.
We can take care of ourselves without “Mom and Dad” micro-managing every damn step we make. This is why the city budget should be cut 90% and most of these people should find different lines of work.
Imagine how hollow you’d feel if your control-freak job was to invent rules that cover every facet of other people’s lives?
But not condo buildings?
(Updating this “Hoboken Hassling Business Owners” post from last month) While Hoboken destroys local businesses by nickel and diming over what time garbage bags go out, I spotted this massive wall of rubbish on 15th Street in front of the Hudson Tea Building. Must have been 50 feet long at least. Attractive, right?
And it was out at around 6pm on a weekday! Why doesn’t the “9pm” rule apply up here?
Well, at least they bicyclist would have had some protection in case he flipped over on one of Hoboken’s 1,000,000 potholes…
Why is Hoboken hassling business owners about curbside trash now?
Apparently someone down at city hall instructed the Department of Sanitation to send thugs to various businesses and notify them that “garbage cannot be taken out before 9pm,” or they face possible fines.
OK – I understand that city ordinance mentions somewhere that residential trash is not supposed to be placed on the curb before 9pm. But how can that realistically apply to commercial garbage?
You see – not all businesses are open in Hoboken until 9pm. Many close at 8pm, 7pm or even as early as 5pm or 3pm depending on their type of operation.
Does the city expect businesses owners (some who live quite a distance from town) to stay in Hoboken until a pre-determined time in order to comply with “garbage rules?” Or pay someone to take it out for them?
It seems like the city is hell bent on dictating how local businesses live their private lives as well.