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Bulky Item Disposal Site Set Up on Campus

UCR and City Join Forces to Help Students and Residents Dispose of Bulky Trash

Regardless of whether it’s considered trash or treasure, bulk items normally left behind by students or left on the curbs by Riverside residents can be brought to a centralized location for disposal in a new joint program.

(June 8, 2007)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — A program called the Incredible Bulk Event, instituted by the city of Riverside and Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful, should put an end to unsightly trash and abandoned personal property in inappropriate areas. A centralized, convenient location has been established for the first time at UCR for students and the community in general to discard items that might have been littered along the curbs and open space of Riverside.

Unwanted bulky items from local residents and from students who found them too big to take home and too costly to store over the summer can be taken to UCR Parking Lot 24 Canyon Crest Drive between University and Linden Avenues on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Large items, such as furniture, refrigerators, mattresses, e-waste (computer hardware and cell phones) and much more will be accepted free of charge. Once collected, these items will be disposed of by the city.

No household hazardous waste, such as antifreeze, batteries, oil or paint will be accepted at the site. Students and residents with these items can contact Riverside County at 800-304-2226 to arrange for free disposal.

“We recognize this has been an ongoing problem and chose to be proactive in our collaboration with the city to keep Riverside beautiful,” said Jeff Kraus, UCR director of community relations. “The event is in response to the community's interest to accommodate the time of year when many UCR students move in, move out and change residences. This provides students the opportunity to get rid of things that won't fit in city trash cans and won’t cost them a thing. In fact, it saves them a trip to the dump. We hope students and members of the community will take advantage of this opportunity.”
Citizens and students with additional questions can call 951-683-7100 or visit

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