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COMMINGLED ON MONDAYS: Commingled Recycling (plastic, glass, cartons, metal) is collected on Monday nights. Recycling should be empty, clean, and dry. Only plastics numbered 1, 2, and 5 are accepted. No plastic bags, styrofoam, paper, or cardboard are allowed in Commingled Recycling on Monday nights.

PAPER AND CARDBOARD ON THURSDAYS: Paper Recycling (paper, cardboard) is collected on Thursday nights. Cardboard must be flattened and secured (tied, in another box, or in a bin). No plastic bags, styrofoam, glass, or plastics are allowed in Paper Recycling on Thursday nights.

All items for collection should be placed curb side after 7:30 pm, or after 9 pm in the Limited Business Area on the appropriate day. Failure to recycle right and follow other municipal ordinances can result in the issuing of a summons. Click here for the full waste collection schedule.

Recycle Coach

Use the Recycle Coach below or download the free Recycle Coach app to use on your smart phone and with your smart speaker.

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Dual Stream Recycling

Hoboken switched to Dual-Stream Recycling on September 9, 2019

What is dual-stream recycling?

Formerly, we put all recyclable materials in one bin as a single-stream. Now, we separate commingled (aluminum, glass, plastics) from paper recycling to create a dual-stream.

Why did Hoboken switch to dual-stream recycling?

Global markets have made single-stream recycling cost prohibitive; this change could save the City more than $200,000 annually. Dual-stream could also increase recycling rates by reducing contamination in our recycling stream.

New Recycling Schedule

Commingled Recycling (plastic, glass, cartons, metal) is collected on Monday evenings.
Paper Recycling (paper, cardboard) is collected on Thursday evenings.

Recycling Right

Remember: Empty, Clean, Dry. 1, 2, 5.

Empty, Clean, and Dry

Rinse and dry your recyclables before placing them in the bin.

Recyclables should be cleaned from any debris, food, beverage, or other organics. Caps and rings must be removed from bottles. Paper and cardboard must be dry and free of food debris and other contaminating material.Tissues, paper towels or other paper that has been in contact with food is not acceptable.

Please don’t place paper recycling at the curb in the rain!

Only Plastics Numbered 1, 2, 5

Check the number for plastics! Only plastics with numbers 1, 2, 5 in the recycling symbol are recyclable. All other numbered plastics should be disposed of with garbage.

Download the Recycling Right Fact Sheet

Download the Recycling Right Fact Sheet in Spanish

Why Recycle?

Recycling

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Recycling

COMMINGLED ON MONDAYS: Commingled Recycling (plastic, glass, cartons, metal) is collected on Monday nights. Recycling should be empty, clean, and dry. Only plastics numbered 1, 2, and 5 are accepted. No plastic bags, styrofoam, paper, or cardboard are allowed in Commingled Recycling on Monday nights.

PAPER AND CARDBOARD ON THURSDAYS: Paper Recycling (paper, cardboard) is collected on Thursday nights. Cardboard must be flattened and secured (tied, in another box, or in a bin). No plastic bags, styrofoam, glass, or plastics are allowed in Paper Recycling on Thursday nights.

All items for collection should be placed curb side after 7:30 pm, or after 9 pm in the Limited Business Area on the appropriate day. Failure to recycle right and follow other municipal ordinances can result in the issuing of a summons. Click here for the full waste collection schedule.

Recycle Coach

Use the Recycle Coach below or download the free Recycle Coach app to use on your smart phone and with your smart speaker.

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Dual Stream Recycling

Hoboken switched to Dual-Stream Recycling on September 9, 2019

What is dual-stream recycling?

Formerly, we put all recyclable materials in one bin as a single-stream. Now, we separate commingled (aluminum, glass, plastics) from paper recycling to create a dual-stream.

Why did Hoboken switch to dual-stream recycling?

Global markets have made single-stream recycling cost prohibitive; this change could save the City more than $200,000 annually. Dual-stream could also increase recycling rates by reducing contamination in our recycling stream.

New Recycling Schedule

Commingled Recycling (plastic, glass, cartons, metal) is collected on Monday evenings.
Paper Recycling (paper, cardboard) is collected on Thursday evenings.

Recycling Right

Remember: Empty, Clean, Dry. 1, 2, 5.

Empty, Clean, and Dry

Rinse and dry your recyclables before placing them in the bin.

Recyclables should be cleaned from any debris, food, beverage, or other organics. Caps and rings must be removed from bottles. Paper and cardboard must be dry and free of food debris and other contaminating material.Tissues, paper towels or other paper that has been in contact with food is not acceptable.

Please don’t place paper recycling at the curb in the rain!

Only Plastics Numbered 1, 2, 5

Check the number for plastics! Only plastics with numbers 1, 2, 5 in the recycling symbol are recyclable. All other numbered plastics should be disposed of with garbage.

Download the Recycling Right Fact Sheet

Download the Recycling Right Fact Sheet in Spanish

Why Recycle?

E-Waste Recycling

Place at the curb after 7:30 pm (9:00 pm for Washington Street) on Thursday night.

Computers, televisions, monitors, cell phones. Other small appliances such as vacuums, coffee makers, blenders, and food processors should be disposed of with regular garbage.

Note: these materials are picked up early Friday morning by a different crew than picks up regular single stream recycling.

Toys, Blankets, Clothing, Shoes, Collectibles - Recycle for Charity!

GreenDrop services Hoboken with weekly donation collections of clothing, shoes, blankets and bedding, tools, collectibles, kitchenware, toys, musical instruments and sporting goods. Donations should be bagged or boxed, labeled with the benefiting charity name and easily visible and accessible for the GreenDrop driver who will come by on Wednesdays between 7 am and 7 pm. Donors can call to schedule a home pickup at 888-944-3776 or register online. Collections must be scheduled directly with GreenDrop.

Compost (Organics Recycling)

The City of Hoboken offers organics recycling for businesses, schools, and residents. Organics recycling brings food scraps to farms where they are recycled into compost, which is used to fertilize the soil. Learn more about composting options for residents and businesses in Hoboken.

Find a Public Recycling Can

Hoboken has 500+ public waste cans to properly dispose of trash and commingled recycling, as well as pet waste. Use the map below to locate a public waste can.

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knowledge base: faqs



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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