March 26, 2019

Hoboken launches dog waste initiatives

The City of Hoboken is undertaking various initiatives to reduce dog waste on streets, sidewalks and in parks. The Department of Environmental Services and the Hoboken Police Department have begun undercover operations to issue summonses to dog owners violating City ordinances, including those who do not pick up waste after their dog.

To assist dog waste enforcement, Hoboken is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying regular locations and times of repeat offenders not picking up dog waste. Members of the public are encouraged to offer time, location and dog descriptions of observed violations via the Hoboken 311 app or

“We’re committed to improving the quality of life for our residents, and that starts with keeping our streets and sidewalks clear of dog waste,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “I thank everyone that has provided feedback to City Hall about dog waste, and encourage residents to assist our enforcement officers by reporting any locations of regularly observed violations.”

Additionally, the City will soon be launching new pet waste stations across the City in partnership with property owners. Any property owners interested in adopting a station or finding out more information should email David Calamoneri at