WWU, Bellingham plan neighborhood trash cleanup June 11 to 13
Western Washington University and the City of Bellingham are partnering to sponsor the third annual Neighborhood Trash Pick-Up in several neighborhoods near the university on June 11 through 13.
This program will target neighborhoods with high student populations, including Happy Valley, Sehome, South Hill and Samish. One collection point will be set up in each neighborhood and students will be encouraged to bring their trash to that point for collection and disposal at no charge.
The collection points, which will be monitored by City of Bellingham Public Works staff to ensure that no hazardous or garden/yard waste is disposed of in the dumpsters, will be operational from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13 at the following collection points:
- Happy Valley Neighborhood – gravel parking lot, 26th and Douglas streets
- Samish Neighborhood – Lincoln Creek Transportation Center parking lot
- Sehome Neighborhood – Laurel Park, Indian and Laurel streets
- South Hill Neighborhood – Armory Building, N. State and Pine streets
In the past, neighborhoods with high densities of student residents have been littered with improperly discarded trash at the end of each academic year and the close of spring quarter when many students leave the area for the summer. The Neighborhood Trash Pick-Up program provides an alternative to students looking for a way to dispose of unwanted residential trash. Because of the success of the trash pick-up the past two years, the university and city are once again offering this service.