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New Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule To Take Effect Sunday, May 11




Hoboken, NJ - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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Starting on Sunday, May 11, 2014, the City of Hoboken will have a new garbage and recycling collection schedule. Garbage will be picked up on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while recycling collection will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. 

The new schedule shifts a recycling day from Tuesday to Monday, more evenly spreading out recycling collection. The schedule eliminates the Monday garbage pickup, which was previously the lowest volume day since it immediately followed garbage pickup on Sunday. Collection of electronic waste such as computers and televisions has been expanded to Mondays and Thursdays. The schedule change will also result in $100,000 in yearly savings. 

A flyer with the updated schedule is available for downloading and printing from the City website: www.hobokennj.org/docs/env/GarbageRecyclingSchedule.pdf

Residents are reminded that garbage and recyclables are to be placed curbside in a covered container after 7:30 pm (9:00 pm along Washington Street) on the corresponding day. Recyclables are not to be put in plastic bags, and no waste should be placed curbside on Tuesdays or Saturdays. 

Likewise, for businesses and residents in the limited business area, garbage collection is being eliminated on Tuesdays and single stream recycling is being moved from Tuesdays to Mondays. Garbage pickup will continue on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Paper and cardboard pickup will also continue on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Single stream recycling will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. 

In 2011, the City of Hoboken switched to single stream recycling which allows for all recyclables – paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, etc. – to be mixed together within the same container. There is no need to sort materials. Because plastic bags cause problems with the automated facility that sorts the various materials, recyclables should be placed directly in a container and not inside plastic bags. 

Non-metal household furniture and mattresses can be placed on the curb for pickup on Sundays, Wednesdays and Friday evenings. Garden and yard waste as well as metal furniture (file cabinets, desks, bed frames, etc) and appliances can be placed curbside on Thursday evenings. Remove doors from refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves. Hot water heaters, air conditioners and small metal appliances are also accepted. 

No hazardous waste (paint, varnish, turpentine, pesticide, etc) should be disposed at the curb. For hazardous waste disposal information, call 1-800-540-0987.


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