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Composting

In partnership with Community Compost Company, the City of Hoboken offers the following composting services. Community Compost Company takes collected food scraps to farms where they are recycled into compost, which is used to fertilize the soil.

Garbage from Hoboken is transported to a landfill in West Virginia and tipping fees alone cost $100 per ton of waste. Separating food scraps and other organic materials for composting is an easy way to divert waste from the landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also saves money for Hoboken taxpayers by cutting down on landfill fees and the volume and frequency of garbage collection.

Hoboken Commercial Compost Pickup Program — FREE!

The City of Hoboken and Community Compost Company will begin offering FREE compost pickup services to local businesses in Spring 2018. Please take this short (10-minute) survey if your business would like to learn more about FREE curbside pickup of food scraps (see “What can you compost?” below). The survey gathers information about your business’s current waste disposal operations, understanding of composting, and interest in participating in a composting program. Click here to take the business compost pickup survey.

 

We welcome the opportunity to visit your business and discuss your waste disposal operations. For any questions or to schedule a visit, please contact Jennifer Gonzalez at jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov or 201.420.2000 x3003.

Residential Compost Drop off Program — FREE!

The City of Hoboken and Community Compost Company will begin offering a FREE compost drop off site to Hoboken residents in Spring 2018. Residents are invited to drop off food scraps and other compostable materials (see “What can you compost?” below) at the Public Works Garage, 256 Observer Highway, corner of Observer Highway and Willow Avenue. Compost can be dropped off Friday 9 AM – 3 PM and Saturday 6 AM – 1 PM.

Residential Compost Pickup Program — FREE!

In 2015, the City of Hoboken partnered with the Community Compost Company to implement one of New Jersey’s first residential composting programs. Community Compost Company will pick up your food scraps (see “What can you compost?” below) directly from your home for a nominal fee of $19/month for biweekly pick-up service or $29/month for weekly pick-up service. Click here to register for residential compost pickup service.

What can you compost?

Materials Accepted

All Food

·         Fruits

·         Vegetables

·         Meat

·         Dairy

·         Bones

·         Grains

·         Legumes

·         Eggs and shells

·         Coffee grounds

Some Paper

·         Coffee filters

·         Food-soiled paper

·         Uncoated paper plates

·         Tea bags

·         Paper towels

Materials Not Accepted

Non-food

·         Plastic

·         “Compostable” plastics

·         Metal

·         Glass

·         Styrofoam

·         Liquids

·         Coated paper

·         Chemicals

·         Frozen food boxes

·         Produce stickers

·         Staples in tea bags

·         Waxed cardboard

·         Grease

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Composting

In partnership with Community Compost Company, the City of Hoboken offers the following composting services. Community Compost Company takes collected food scraps to farms where they are recycled into compost, which is used to fertilize the soil.

Garbage from Hoboken is transported to a landfill in West Virginia and tipping fees alone cost $100 per ton of waste. Separating food scraps and other organic materials for composting is an easy way to divert waste from the landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also saves money for Hoboken taxpayers by cutting down on landfill fees and the volume and frequency of garbage collection.

Hoboken Commercial Compost Pickup Program — FREE!

The City of Hoboken and Community Compost Company will begin offering FREE compost pickup services to local businesses in Spring 2018. Please take this short (10-minute) survey if your business would like to learn more about FREE curbside pickup of food scraps (see “What can you compost?” below). The survey gathers information about your business’s current waste disposal operations, understanding of composting, and interest in participating in a composting program. Click here to take the business compost pickup survey.

 

We welcome the opportunity to visit your business and discuss your waste disposal operations. For any questions or to schedule a visit, please contact Jennifer Gonzalez at jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov or 201.420.2000 x3003.

Residential Compost Drop off Program — FREE!

The City of Hoboken and Community Compost Company will begin offering a FREE compost drop off site to Hoboken residents in Spring 2018. Residents are invited to drop off food scraps and other compostable materials (see “What can you compost?” below) at the Public Works Garage, 256 Observer Highway, corner of Observer Highway and Willow Avenue. Compost can be dropped off Friday 9 AM – 3 PM and Saturday 6 AM – 1 PM.

Residential Compost Pickup Program — FREE!

In 2015, the City of Hoboken partnered with the Community Compost Company to implement one of New Jersey’s first residential composting programs. Community Compost Company will pick up your food scraps (see “What can you compost?” below) directly from your home for a nominal fee of $19/month for biweekly pick-up service or $29/month for weekly pick-up service. Click here to register for residential compost pickup service.

What can you compost?

Materials Accepted

All Food

·         Fruits

·         Vegetables

·         Meat

·         Dairy

·         Bones

·         Grains

·         Legumes

·         Eggs and shells

·         Coffee grounds

Some Paper

·         Coffee filters

·         Food-soiled paper

·         Uncoated paper plates

·         Tea bags

·         Paper towels

Materials Not Accepted

Non-food

·         Plastic

·         “Compostable” plastics

·         Metal

·         Glass

·         Styrofoam

·         Liquids

·         Coated paper

·         Chemicals

·         Frozen food boxes

·         Produce stickers

·         Staples in tea bags

·         Waxed cardboard

·         Grease

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Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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