How much waste is produced by the students moving in and out of Boulder each year? Well, enough to warrant a lot of extra garbage trucks, apparently.
The requirements mandate that landlords in the University Hill and Goss/Grove neighborhoods, known for high concentrations of student rental properties, sign up for additional trash pickup during designated times in the spring and fall. Additional trash pickup, already required from May 4-10 this year, will be required from July 31 through Aug. 30.
Seriously, these are college students. They had Craigslist before they had braces. Figure it out, kids! Or consider investing in summer storage!
I will admit that when I moved back to Boulder from Brooklyn, I did not move in a particularly green way.
No, I loaded my stuff into somebody else’s 53-foot truck (along with the belongings of many other people — I don’t have that much stuff), and it was driven here to Boulder. Then I got on a plane and flew here.
That’s why, on this fine #ecomonday, I feel like a green wuss; I didn’t move by bike. Dan at Community Cycles wants it to catch on in Boulder, and the lead story on the Camera’s local page features this big photo of some Boulderites lugging an apartment’s worth of stuff from Boulder to Gunbarrel (seven miles):