More People Means More Trash!
A GROWING JUNK PROBLEM IN BERKELEY
With so many students in and out of the city’s short-term housing a regular basis, waste output statistics are eye-opening. According to Dump & Run of Massachusetts, the “average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper.” Multiply that figure by 38,000 students and you’re talking about over 12,000 tons of waste every year, much of it in the form of old couches, mini-refrigerators, busted futons, and other large/bulky items. In short, Berkeley’s trash removal demands are high.