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To keep our streets clean and citizens healthy, this office manages city wide garbage, recycling, and bulk removal programs. We also coordinate with the Hudson County Improvement Authority to provide drop off days for household hazardous materials two times per year. All items for pick up should be placed curb side after 7:30pm, or after 9pm on Washington Street on the appropriate day. Failure to follow this and other municipal ordinances can result in the issuing of a summons. For more information about these programs, review we can be reached at (201) 420-2000 ext. 3003.

Waste Collection

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Waste Collection

To keep our streets clean and citizens healthy, this office manages city wide garbage, recycling, and bulk removal programs. We also coordinate with the Hudson County Improvement Authority to provide drop off days for household hazardous materials two times per year. All items for pick up should be placed curb side after 7:30pm, or after 9pm on Washington Street on the appropriate day. Failure to follow this and other municipal ordinances can result in the issuing of a summons. For more information about these programs, review we can be reached at (201) 420-2000 ext. 3003.

HOBOKEN RECYCLING CENTER

Hoboken Central Garage

256 Observer Highway

Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM

Residential Schedule

Click here to download a flyer with the new schedule.

Place at the curb after 7:30 pm on the day indicated below:

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Note: Garden & Yard Waste, Metal Furniture & Appliances, and E-Waste are only collected on Thursday night

Cardboard must be flattened and tied in bundles no higher than 12 inches.

Check the number for plastics! Only plastics with # 1, 2, 5 on the bottom are recyclable. All other # plastics should be disposed of with garbage.

Recycling must be placed in a blue covered container or covered container marked with a “Hoboken Recycles” sticker. Blue covered containers and “Hoboken Recycles” stickers are available for free at the Hoboken Recycling Center. Recycling that does not fit in covered containers should be placed in durable, clear plastic bags.

Garbage must be placed in a covered container. Garbage that does not fit in covered containers should be placed in durable, black plastic bags.

BUSINESS AREA SCHEDULE

Special curbside pickup schedule for Washington Street (not Court Street), Newark Street, 1st Street, 14th Street, and PATH area.

Place at the curb after 7:30 pm (9:00 pm for Washington Street) on the day indicated below:

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Cardboard must be flattened and tied in bundles no higher than 12 inches.

Check the number for plastics! Only plastics with # 1, 2, 5 on the bottom are recyclable. All other # plastics should be disposed of with garbage.

Recycling must be placed in a blue covered container or covered container marked with a “Hoboken Recycles” sticker. Blue covered containers and “Hoboken Recycles” stickers are available for free at the Hoboken Recycling Center. Recycling that does not fit in covered containers should be placed in durable, clear plastic bags.

Garbage must be placed in a covered container. Garbage that does not fit in covered containers should be placed in durable, black plastic bags.

Garden & Yard Waste

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

Separate leaves, grass, weeds and branches. Tie in bundles, or leaves may be put in transparent bags or special paper bags available at the Drop-Off Center.

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

Metal Furniture & Appliances

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

Metal Furniture: Metal file cabinets, desks, bed frames, etc.

Metal Appliances: Remove doors from refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves. Hot water heaters, air conditioners and small metal appliances are also accepted. You could get paid for recycling that old appliance! Before placing it at the curb, see if you are eligible for a $ rebate through the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.

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

Non-Metal Furniture

Non-metal furniture and mattresses can be disposed of with regular garbage.

E-Waste

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

Computers, televisions, monitors, etc.

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

Batteries

Alkaline batteries can now be disposed of with regular garbage.

LATEX PAINT

Latex paint can now be disposed of with regular garbage, but the can must be empty or dried out. If the can of latex paint is half full, place speedy dry, cat litter, strips of newspaper in the can to soak up the liquid. If the can of latex paint is more than half full, it can be brought to the Hoboken Recycling Center.

TOYS, BLANKETS, CLOTHING, SHOES, COLLECTIBLES

The Hoboken Green Team runs several recycling drives per year with GreenDrop for articles of clothing, shoes, blankets and bedding, tools, collectibles, kitchenware, toys, musical instruments and sporting goods. Stay tuned to the Hoboken Green Team Facebook page for the next recycling drive.

Household HAZARDOUS WASTE

Hazardous items such as non-latex paint, varnish, turpentine, pesticide, etc should not be disposed of at the curb. For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Offs, visit the Hudson County Improvement Authority environmental hotline: 201-324-6222 x3219.

Single Stream Recycling

All recyclables – paper, plastic (#1, 2, 5), aluminum, glass, etc. can now be mixed together within the same container.

All recyclables must be empty and rinsed clean.

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.

The benefits of single stream recycling include:

1. No need to sort. All recyclables (plastic, glass, aluminum, paper) can now be placed within the same container.

2. More recyclable materials. In addition to plastics with symbols #1 and #2, residents can now also recycle plastics with symbol #5.

3. Place recyclables directly in containers. Because plastic bags cause problems with the automated facility, recyclables should no longer be placed within plastic bags. They should be placed directly inside containers with a lid.

4. Two days of pickup. The schedule for recycling pickup – Mondays and Thursday – will not change, however residents may now place all of their recyclables out for pickup on both days.

Materials Accepted

  • Aluminum food and beverage containers
  • Glass food and beverage containers – brown, clear, or green
  • Ferrous (Iron) cans
  • PET plastic containers with the symbol #1 – with screw tops only, without caps
  • HDPE natural plastic containers with the symbol #2 – narrow neck containers only (milk and water bottles)
  • HDPE pigmented plastic containers with the symbol #2 – narrow neck containers only, without caps (detergent, shampoo bottles, etc.)
  • Plastics with symbols #3, #4, #5, #6, #7-narrow and screw top containers
  • Rigid plastics which include plastic milk/soda crates, plastic buckets with metal handles, plastic laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic totes, plastic drums, plastic coolers, plastic flower pots, plastic drinking cups/glasses, plastic 5-gallon water bottles, plastic pallets, and empty plastic garbage/recycling bins.
  • Aseptic and gable top cartons such as juice, soy, broth, milk cartons, etc.
  • Newsprint
  • Old corrugated cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Cereal boxes
  • Telephone books
  • Printer paper
  • Copier paper
  • Mail
  • All other office paper without wax liners

Materials Not Accepted (include but are not limited to)

  • Plastic bags
  • Microwave trays
  • Mirrors
  • Window or auto glass
  • Light Bulbs
  • Ceramics
  • Porcelain
  • Plastics unnumbered
  • Coat hangers (can be recycled at many dry cleaners)
  • Glass cookware/bakeware
  • Household items such as cooking pots, toasters, etc.

All glass containers must by empty and free of metal caps and rings.All tin cans, bi-metal cans, and aluminum cans must be empty.All aerosol cans must be empty.All plastic containers must be empty.All Fiber 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.

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