East Lansing residents said off-campus student housing has taken a turn for the worst at Michigan State University. At The Villages of Chandler Crossing, an off-campus apartment complex far down Abbot Road, one mom couldn’t help but laugh at the condition of her son’s apartment as she moved him in.
The dorms and classrooms at Michigan State University are filled with numerous recycling bins for all types of materials. However, when students move off-campus, they find their recycling options very limited. Most apartments in East Lansing do not offer recycling pickup, forcing residents to either drive their recyclables to other drop-off areas or simply throw them in the trash. Campus Village apartments is one housing complex that does not have a recycling system, and Community Manager Katie Larner says it is just not easy enough to simply put out bins. However, there has been some unhappy residents that want the ability to recycle in their communities.