In an ongoing effort to find more efficient ways of dealing with the City’s landfill waste, Hoboken has announced that it will transition to dual-stream recycling—where paper/cardboard products are separate from aluminum/glass/plastic—effective in September.
Dual-stream recycling, currently in place in neighboring Jersey City, is widely touted as a more effective way to optimize the return on recycled materials.
The switch will reportedly save taxpayers $200,000 in recycling costs per year. Recycling will still be collected on Monday and Thursday nights, with comingled recycling (aluminum, glass, plastics numbered 1, 2 and 5) collected on Monday nights. Paper recycling, which includes cardboard, will be collected on Thursday nights.
Aluminum, glass, plastics must be clean, dry and should be placed in blue bins. Paper recycling (paper, cardboard) must be clean, dry, flattened and bundled in cardboard boxes or tied with string, and should not be placed outside during rain. Plastic bags and styrofoam are not to be placed in recycling bins. In addition, glass bottles will be collected on Thursday nights in the limited business area (Washington St, Newark St, 1st St, 14th St, and Hudson Pl).
The Department of Environmental Services will be giving away free blue covered recycling bins (1 per every 5 units) at the Hoboken Recycling Center (256 Observer Highway, 9 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday, and 9 am – 1 pm on Saturdays). Residents can also pick up waste collection schedules and free Hoboken Recycles stickers at the Hoboken Parking Utility (94 Washington Street, 9 AM – 8 PM Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM Saturday). Magnets with the waste collection schedule will be available at both locations in September.