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Compost (Organics Recycling)

In partnership with Community Compost Company, the City of Hoboken offers the following composting services. Community Compost Company takes collected food scraps to farms where they are recycled into compost, which is used to fertilize the soil.

Garbage from Hoboken is transported to a landfill in West Virginia and tipping fees alone cost approximately $100 per ton of waste. In comparison, food scraps and other organic materials are transported to a farm in upstate New York, costing approximately $60 per ton of waste. Separating food scraps and other organic materials from garbage for composting is an easy way to divert waste from the landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also saves money for Hoboken taxpayers by cutting down on landfill fees and the volume and frequency of garbage collection.

Compost (Organics Recycling)

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Compost (Organics Recycling)

In partnership with Community Compost Company, the City of Hoboken offers the following composting services. Community Compost Company takes collected food scraps to farms where they are recycled into compost, which is used to fertilize the soil.

Garbage from Hoboken is transported to a landfill in West Virginia and tipping fees alone cost approximately $100 per ton of waste. In comparison, food scraps and other organic materials are transported to a farm in upstate New York, costing approximately $60 per ton of waste. Separating food scraps and other organic materials from garbage for composting is an easy way to divert waste from the landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also saves money for Hoboken taxpayers by cutting down on landfill fees and the volume and frequency of garbage collection.

Business and School Compost Pickup Program— FREE!

The City of Hoboken and Community Compost Company offers FREE curbside pickup of food scraps services to local businesses and schools. Please take this short (10 minute) survey if your business would like to learn more about FREE compost pickup (see "What Can You Compost?" below). 

We welcome the opportunity to visit your business and discuss your waste disposal operations. For any questions or to schedule a visit, please contact Dave Calamoneri at dcalamoneri@hobokennj.gov or 201.420.2000 x4000.

Business and School Composting Pickup Survey

Business and School Composting Program Agreement

Download the Business and School Composting Flyer

Residential Compost Drop off Program — FREE!

The City of Hoboken and Community Compost Company offer a FREE compost drop off site for Hoboken residents. Residents are invited to drop off food scraps and other compostable materials (see “What can you compost?” below) at the Public Works Garage, 256 Observer Highway (corner of Observer Highway and Willow Avenue) on Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon and Mondays from 8 am-12 noon.

PLEASE Drop food scraps and other compostable materials in the green toter next to the "Hoboken Food Scraps" dumpster, and drop plastic bags in the garbage can next to the dumpster.

PLEASE DO NOT DROP PLASTIC BAGS OR OTHER GARBAGE INTO THE GREEN COMPOST TOTER OR DUMPSTER!

Download the Residential Composting Flyer

Residential Compost Pickup Program with Community Compost Company

In 2015, the City of Hoboken partnered with the Community Compost Company to implement one of New Jersey’s first residential composting programs. Community Compost Company picks up your food scraps (see “What can you compost?” below) directly from your doorstep for a nominal fee of $19/month for biweekly pick-up service or $29/month for weekly pick-up service. Click here to register for residential compost pickup service.

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Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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