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. For example, Dump & Run of Massachusetts reports that the “average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper.” Then multiply that figure by 40,000 students and you’re talking about 12,800 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 junk removal demand is typically high.