Cooperative Reuse is offering UC Berkeley students free mattress and furniture pickup and drop-off services until June 1.
The program is located in the Clark Kerr southwest parking lot and is open Monday to Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a Cooperative Reuse flyer on the Cal Move Out website. Students can drop off their mattresses, box springs, futons and other reusable furniture.
“All gently used household items we receive will go back to the community for free,” the website reads. “Come get furniture to furnish your apartment.”
According to the website, students can arrange for furniture to be picked up by Chipman Relocation and Logistics, a national long-distance moving company, for free.
Both the flyer and the website advised students to take mandatory COVID-19 safety precautions such as wearing a mask, social distancing and not leaving furniture on the street. Illegally dumped items could result in “steep fines” as high as $1,000.
Cooperative Reuse is the result of a collaboration between the city of Berkeley, the ASUC, various campus student organizations focused on sustainability and several others, according to the website.
People interested in more information and tips for a “safe and sustainable” moveout should visit the Cal Move Out website, the flyer added.