September 9, 2019

Dual-stream recycling now in effect in Hoboken

As a reminder, the City of Hoboken today switched over to dual-stream recycling. Comingled recycling (aluminum, glass, plastics numbered 1, 2 and 5) will now be collected on Monday nights, while paper and cardboard recycling will be collected on Thursday nights. The switch will help increase recycling rates in Hoboken and could result in savings of $200,000 per year.

The switch to dual-stream recycling, as opposed to single-stream recycling, will help reduce the City’s share of landfill waste, and is the latest initiative in Hoboken’s Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Hoboken’s previous single-stream recycling process results in only one-third of all waste in Hoboken being recycled. Previous to 2012, Hoboken utilized a dual-stream recycling system.

As a reminder, comingled recycling (aluminum, glass, plastics numbered 1, 2 and 5) must be clean, dry and should be placed in blue covered bins. Paper recycling (paper, cardboard) must be clean, dry, flattened and bundled in cardboard boxes or tied with string, and should not be placed outside during rain. Plastic bags and styrofoam are not to be placed in recycling bins. In addition, glass bottles will be collected on Thursday nights in the limited business area (Washington St, Newark St, 1st St, 14th St, and Hudson Place).

The Department of Environmental Services will be giving away free blue covered recycling bins (1 per every 5 units) at the Hoboken Recycling Center (256 Observer Highway, 9 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday, and 9 am – 1 pm on Saturdays). Residents can also pick up waste collection schedules and free Hoboken Recycles stickers at the Hoboken Parking Utility (94 Washington Street, 9 AM – 8 PM Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM Saturday).