Trash collection sites set up for students moving out of areas around WWU


BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University and the city are setting up collection stations in several neighborhoods around campus starting Monday, June 10, in preparation for the exodus of students after spring quarter ends.

Five collection stations will be set up in neighborhoods with high student populations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday to gather the household clutter than can take over sidewalks as students move out for the summer.

Students are encouraged to bring reusable household items, recyclable materials and trash to the collection sites for free disposal. No yard waste or hazardous items will be accepted. Reusable items will be donated to a local nonprofit.

Here are the locations where people can drop off their items:

- Happy Valley Neighborhood: gravel parking lot, 26th and Douglas streets.

- Sehome Neighborhood: Laurel Park, at Indian and Laurel streets.

- York Neighborhood: Franklin Park, 400 block of Whatcom Street.

- South Hill Neighborhood: Armory building, North State and Pine streets.

- Samish Neighborhood: Lincoln Street Transportation Center parking lot.

Reach ZOE FRALEY at or call 756-2803.

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