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Hoboken Triples Compost Drop-Off Spots

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Composting will soon be more convenient in Hoboken. By the end of the summer, the city will have 12 drop-off locations—triple the number that it had at the beginning of the year. This expansion by the Hoboken Department of Environmental Services and Community Compost Company “will ensure almost all Hoboken residents have access to drop-off composting within a short walk of their home,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

Last year, according to the city, the composting program diverted nearly 28 tons of food waste from area landfills, saving nearly 1,600 gallons of gas that would have been used to truck it there. And by composting that waste rather than disposing of it in the traditional way, 5.6 fewer metric tons of greenhouse gases were emitted.

Drop-off locations are already in place at City Hall, Church Square Park, Columbus Park and Elysian Park. New locations will be installed at Harborside Park, Jackson Street Community Garden, Maxwell Park, the multi-service center on Adams Street between 1st and 2nd Streets, Jackson Plaza at 7th Street, Southwest Park, Stevens Park and the Viaduct at Adams and 14th Streets.

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