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Cleaning up the Weekend Mess

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

They spent the weekend moving out. Now, they're moving in.

Thousands of UW Madison students are doing the annual dance -- moving out of one place and into another right before the start of the fall semester. And while students were moving into their new apartments, garbage haulers were moving into the streets.

Their job, to clear the massive mess left by those who didn't want to take everything with them. It's an annual job, but it never gets any easier.

"Student move out is always an interesting experience for us. It's like moving a city of 30,000 people in a week period," says Streets Superintendent Al Schumacher.

Schumacher says on an average week, 150–175 tons of trash is picked up. He say during the past two days, workers have picked up more than 550 tons of furniture and other stuff


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