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When couches bloom in neighborhoods: Creative solutions to furniture dumps

Students hope to make it easier to place free items with ‘Couchella’

A couch sits discarded on the curb of Key Street in Bellingham with cushions thrown around haphazardly.
A couch sits discarded on the curb of Key Street in Bellingham on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Illegal furniture dumping is particularly noticeable along the streets and sidewalks of Bellingham in the months of June and September, when Western Washington University students move in and out of their rentals. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
By Audra Anderson Assistant Editor
An invasive species blooms along Bellingham sidewalks, across neighborhood yards and in dumpsters ev
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