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City of Hoboken, NJ
Tuesday November 19th, 2019 :: 09:15 a.m. EST


Reminder - dual stream recycling now in effect for Hoboken

As a reminder, the City of Hoboken has switched over to a dual-stream system of recycling, which separates comingled (aluminum, glass and plastics numbered 1, 2 and 5) from paper and cardboard. Comingled recycling must be empty, clean and dry and placed at the curb in blue covered bins or clear bags on Monday nights. Paper recycling (paper, cardboard) must be flattened, then placed at the curb in blue covered bins, tied with string, or secured inside other boxes on Thursday nights.
Enforcement of the recycling regulations is scheduled to begin this week. Property owners who do not Recycle Right will receive a neon-green “OOPS!” sticker on bags or items that are not recycled correctly. The City’s recycling hauler will leave any bag or recycling container with the neon-green sticker at the curb. Residents will need to address the recycling issue identified on the sticker and put the recycling out again correctly on the next recycling date.
Why it matters: The switch to dual-stream recycling, as opposed to single-stream recycling, will help reduce the City’s share of landfill waste, and is the latest initiative in Hoboken’s Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Hoboken’s previous single-stream recycling process results in only one-third of all waste in Hoboken being recycled. Previous to 2012, Hoboken utilized a dual-stream recycling system. The switch could also save taxpayers $200,000 in recycling costs per year.

Plastic bags and styrofoam are not recyclable. More information is available at Hoboken's Recycling Coordinator is available to answer any questions at 201.420.2000 x4000 or

City of Hoboken, NJ
94 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-420-2000

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