Friday, 8 May 2015

Free Giveaway weekend- THIS WEEKEND ( May 9 & 10th)

Giveaway weekends

Giveaway weekends imageGive your reusable unwanted items a new home and keep them out of the landfill!

When

  • May 9 and 10, 2015
  • September 12 and 13, 2015

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

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.

What to do with leftover items

  • Consider donating unwanted items to:
  • Bulky items (e.g., furniture, mattresses) left at the curb will not be picked up with regular garbage collection. Contact 311 to arrange for special collection. A charge may apply.
  • Leftover construction / renovation material will not be picked up with regular garbage collection. Please take it to a landfill.