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Parks, Recreation & Public Works


The Department of Parks, Recreation, & Public Works to improve quality of life through operations and maintenance of Hoboken’s public spaces. We maintain municipal parks and buildings, collect garbage and recycling, sweep and plow the streets, and repair potholes. We also enforce the municipal code related to sanitation, recycling, plastic bags, and trees. The department also oversees the Division of Recreation and facility requests.

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The department manages city wide garbage, recycling, and bulk removal programs. The Department also coordinates with the county to provide drop off days for hazardous materials. Learn more about Hoboken's trash, recycling, and pet waste programs.

All items for pick up should be placed curb side after 9 PM (limited business area) or 7:30 PM (remainder of the City) on the appropriate day. Failure to follow this and other municipal ordinances can result in the issuing of a summons.


The department enforces the Municipal Code as it pertains to garbage, recycling, litter, weeds, trees, streets, sidewalks, snow removal, and water conservation. These are regulated by the following chapters of the City Code: Chapter 62 Shade Tree Commission, Chapter 110 Garbage, Rubbish, and Litter, Chapter 136-2 Prohibited Acts, Chapter 148 Plastic Bags, Chapter 151 Recycling, and Chapter 193 Article III Outdoor Landscape Water Conservation Guidelines.


The department oversees the maintenance of parks and public spaces. The department also oversees events and recreation programs in Hoboken parks. Learn more about fields, facilities, and athletic programs.


The department repairs minor potholes on municipal streets, and coordinates with Hudson County to repair potholes on County roads. To report a pothole, click here. The Department of Transportation & Parking and Division of Engineering oversee capital improvements in municipal streets, sinkholes, sidewalk and street opening permits.


During winter weather, the department manages snow removal on municipal streets, parks, and buildings. The Department also coordinates with Hudson County for snow removal on County roads. Learn more about winter weather operations.



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