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Give your reusable unwanted items a new home and keep them out of the landfill!

When

  • September 10-11, 2022

What to do

  • place unwanted, reusable household items at the curb on your front street
  • label each item with a “FREEAdobe Acrobat icon indicating a pdf file that will open up in a new browser window. Close the new window to return to this page. (pdf – 13kb) sticker or sign
  • keep any items safely stored away that you don’t want to give away
  • remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday

What to give

  • books, CDs, DVDs
  • furniture, electronics, artwork, mirrors
  • sports equipment, toys
  • yard and gardening tools and equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, snow throwers, rakes, shovels)
  • small appliances, kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood)
  • clothing

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What not to give

  • items harbouring bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding)
  • toilets (with a flush volume of 13 litres or more)
  • visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau to find out about items that aren’t safe to give away (e.g., baby walkers, lawn darts)

Giveaway etiquette

  • Take only the items at the curb marked “FREE”.
  • Check all items closely for bed bugs before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home.
  • Respect other people’s property – don’t walk or drive on people’s lawns or gardens.
  • Giveaway items should still be in good condition.
  • Don’t discard any items on another person’s lawn.
  • Obey the traffic laws at all times (e.g., don’t block traffic, park illegally or block people’s driveways with your vehicle) and watch out for children.

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