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Winnipeg's Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend Just Around the Corner

September 10, 2012

Are you doing some late-season cleaning and have some items in good condition that you’ll never use again?  Residents are invited to take advantage of this year’s fall giveaway weekend on September 8 and 9, 2012.

This is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable unwanted items taking up space in your home or to browse the curbs for some great finds.


Tips if you are giving away items
·           Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street.
·           Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign.
·           Keep any items safely tucked away that you don't want to give away.
·           Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.


Examples of giveaway items include:
·           books, CDs and DVDs
·           furniture, electronics and small appliances
·           sports equipment and toys
·           yard and gardening tools and equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, snow throwers, rakes, shovels)
·           kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
·           unwanted gifts
·           construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood)
·           clothing

Please do not put out:
·           hazardous material
·           items that could be unsafe
·           items that could carry bedbugs

Tips if you are cruising the curbs looking for treasures:
·           Take only the items at the curb marked "FREE.”
·           Respect other people's property – don't walk or drive on people's lawns or gardens.
·           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).
·           Watch out for children and pets.

For more information on the giveaway weekend, including what to do with leftover items, visit http://www.winnipeg.ca/interhom or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

For information on items that may not be safe to give away (e.g., baby walkers, lawn darts), visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau at http://hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/garage-eng.php>