Cooperative Reuse offering free mattress, furniture pickup, drop-off

Cooperative Reuse is offering UC Berkeley students a free pick-up and drop-off service for mattresses and furniture until June 1st.

Located in Clark Kerr’s southwest car park, the program is open Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a flyer from Cooperative Reuse on the Cal Move Out website. Students can hand in their mattresses, box spring beds, futons and other reusable furniture.

“All carefully used household items that we receive go back to the community free of charge,” says the website. “Come and get some furniture to furnish your apartment.”

According to the website, students can have furniture picked up by Chipman Relocation and Logistics, a national long-distance moving company, for free.

Both the flyer and website advised students to take mandatory COVID-19 safety precautions such as wearing a mask, social distancing, and leaving furniture on the street. Illegally discarded items can result in “steep fines” of up to $ 1,000.

Cooperative Reuse is the result of a collaboration between the City of Berkeley, ASUC, various student organizations on campus that focus on sustainability, and several others, according to the website.

According to the flyer, people interested in more information and tips on how to move out “safely and sustainably” should visit the Cal Move Out website.

Tarunika Kapoor is assistant news editor. Contact them at [email protected], and follow them on Twitter at @tkapoor_dc.

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