Fall Give Away Weekend: Discover hidden treasures

20 10 2009

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Fall Give Away Weekend will take place Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 at the conclusion of Waste Reduction Week.

So don’t throw away your unwanted household goods. Set them out at the curb with a sign or label indicating that they are free.

Treasures Could Include

  • Books, CDs and DVDs
  • Old furniture and small appliances
  • Construction materials – including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws
  • Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • Unwanted gifts

Rules for Give Away Weekend

  • Place items at the curb
  • Place stickers or signs on items with the word “FREE”
  •  Ensure any items that you want to keep don’t get mixed up with your Give Away items at the curb
  • At the end of each day, bring any uncollected items back to your home

Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out to the curb. The Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that used children’s items such as baby walkers, yo-yo balls, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses and other child-related items should not be placed out at the curb.

Remember, items not picked up can be donated to charitable organizations or placed on used-item websites.

Give Away Weekend Etiquette

  • Respect other people’s property. Don’t walk on lawns and gardens
  • Take only the items marked “free”
  • Don’t discard previously picked-up treasures on another person’s lawn

Fall Give Away weekend is another way to help the City RETHINK GARBAGE and maximize landfill space, protecting our most precious treasure – our environment.

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24 01 2010
Terri Tratch

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