Most Hoboken residents are unaware that there is an ordinance regarding the distribution and postings of handbills and circulars.
The ordinance states “no person shall throw, cast or distribute any handbill, circular, card or other advertising matter whatsoever, in or upon any street, public place, front yard, on any vehicle, or any place on a pole or public sign“.
However, everywhere we turn we see advertisements posted on utility poles and boxes, stuck on car windshields, and littering our sidewalks, streets and open spaces.
It is time to make Hoboken more aware about this issue. It is time we come together as a community and start to clean up our streets. The Department of Environmental Services is working on the enforcement of this ordinance.
“CLEAN IT UP – HOBOKEN” is not only about raising awareness but encouraging a joint effort between city employees and their community.