Thursday, July 7, 2011

Free Recycling Bins Available for Hoboken Residents Starting July 11, 2011

The latest recycling update from the City of Hoboken.....


The City of Hoboken has ordered additional recycling bins and will be providing them for free to residents on a first-come, first-served basis starting on Monday, July 11, 2011.

The bins are available for pickup at the Municipal Garage located on Willow Avenue between Observer Highway and Newark Street Monday through Friday, 9am through 3pm and on Saturdays between 9 am and noon. There is a limit of one bin per household, and residents should bring proof of address. Multi-unit buildings may collect up to one bin for every five units.

Residents who wish to use their own bins may also pick up free recycling stickers to label their containers. Stickers are available at the Municipal Garage and the City Clerk’s office in City Hall.

The new recycling bins are being provided as part of the City’s transition to single stream recycling which allows residents to place all recyclables (plastic, glass, aluminum, paper) within the same container.

Important Information About Plastic Bags

As a reminder, residents should no longer place their recyclables within plastic bags. It is important that all recyclables be placed directly within a recycle bin and not inside bags so that the materials can be automatically sorted at the recycling facility. Residents who wish to continue to use plastic bags within their homes to line recycling containers should later empty the contents directly into a recycling bin to be placed along the curb. Plastic bags can be reused or recycled at most supermarkets.

For additional information on recycling, including a list of acceptable materials, please visit ◦