BELLINGHAM - This week is the fourth annual WWU Moveout Madness, when students across much of the city move out of their housing and off to summer destinations.
Five neighborhood collection sites have been set up for students to drop off usable items and trash, in the hopes they don't just toss everything or leave it behind in homes or yards.
The drop-off sites are free and open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, June 8:
- Happy Valley - gravel parking lot, 26th and Douglas streets.
- Sehome - Laurel Park, Indian and Laurel streets.
- York - Franklin Park, 400 block of Whatcom Street.
- South Hill - Armory Building, North State and Pine streets.
- Samish - Lincoln Creek Transportation Center parking lot.
Clothes and reusable items will be donated to We Care and the Arc of Whatcom County.
Bellingham Public Works staff will monitor the sites. The city and Western Washington University are sponsoring the event again this year after three successful years of the program reducing the amount of litter and items left behind in the neighborhoods.