College students leave mess behind

This trend might cost students more money in the long run. Students face hard deadlines to move out of their apartments --- along with high fees to use proper dumpsters.

Posted: Aug. 15, 2018 6:26 PM
Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 6:27 PM

Eugene, Ore. --Furniture is being left behind on the streets by the University of Oregon's campus as students move out of their off-campus homes.

Jessica Rodolf, Manager of Mallard Property, said the mess is having a negative impact on her property and others.

Rodolf said even though they give students phone numbers of people who could help, they're still scrambling on move out day.

She said garbage companies are charging her more because of the extra work it takes to remove furniture.

Off-campus properties plan on passing these fees along to tenants in hopes that students will stop leaving their stuff behind, according to Rodolf.

 “With this, we'll see a decrease for next year because it seems like if there is a monetary consequence it stings a little bit more," Rodolf said. 

Another option for students is to take the furniture to the dump, but they will have to pay a fee.

Officials with the Eugene Police Department said leaving furniture on the street is against the city code and there can be consequences.

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