Montclair State University students are finding garbage outside the entrance of Machuga Heights.
From muddy rainwater to empty Cheeto bags and disposable masks, trash lingers outside Machuga Heights without anyone there to clean it up. Dead wasps have also been found near the entrance.
Rainwater collected into piles of muck and mold, and the usual wind on campus has been blowing garbage from the trash can onto the ground. The concrete in the area is also covered in grime and old gum.
The entrances to other residence halls like Dinallo Heights, Blanton Hall and Bohn Hall are relatively clean and tidy, besides the occasional overflowing trash cans.
Machuga Heights residents shared their opinions on the state of the residence hall’s entrance. Nicholas Tedesco, a freshman film and television major, is not happy with the mess.
“I think it’s rather frustrating, especially when there [are] so many bins within reach to throw waste into,” Tedesco said.
Sam Ansah, a sophomore undecided, shared who he thinks is to blame for the problem.
“It’s pretty disgusting honestly,” Ansah said. “I think the students should be blamed [and] the school should have some way of deterring or punishing students from littering, especially since we pay a high price to live here.”