HOBOKEN TO HOLD CITY-WIDE COMMUNITY CLEANUP EFFORT
Community Meeting for Environmental Concerns to be Held Monday, November 19
The City of Hoboken invites the entire community to participate in city-wide neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, November 17 from 9am to 4pm. Approximately 100 Greek students from the Stevens Institute of Technology will volunteer in the effort, and all residents and businesses are also invited to take part to help clean up their block.
The City is accepting donations of the following cleaning supplies, which can be left in the bins at the Hoboken Parking Utility (basement of City Hall, 94 Washington Street):
· Work Gloves
· Industrial Garbage Bags
· Industrial Dust Pans
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own supplies, however these will be provided to those who do not have their own. There will be three meeting locations for volunteers:
· Mama Johnson Field (401 Jackson St)
· Church Square Park gazebo (401 Willow Ave)
· Columbus Park gazebo (Clinton St between 9th St and 10th St).
Volunteers will be dispatched to five zones to clear the streets and sidewalks of debris. In addition to the organized volunteer effort, all residents and businesses are asked to clean the sidewalks and curb areas near their properties.
All contractors are reminded that they must use a container to dispose of debris. The City is temporarily waiving the permit fee for containers. As of Monday, November 19, the City will resume the regular garbage and recycling pickup schedule (see: www.hobokennj.org/recycle). Metal furniture, appliances, and electronics (computers, televisions, monitors) can be placed curbside on Thursdays after 9pm. Non-metal furniture, mattresses, etc can be placed curbside on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday after 9pm. As always, hazardous items such as paint, varnish, turpentine, pesticide, etc should not be disposed of at the curb.
Environmental Concerns Community Meeting
For residents who experienced environmental contamination in their homes, particularly by oil, the City will hold a community meeting on Monday, November 19 at 7pm at the Connors School (201 Monroe St). Residents who would like an air quality test in their homes by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection may call 201-420-2041 (M-F, 9am-4pm).