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Winnipeg’s Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend is Just Around the Corner: September 9 and 10

September 01, 2017

Winnipeg’s Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend is coming September 9 and 10, and it is the perfect time to find a new home for your gently-used, unwanted items.  This is also the perfect time to hunt for some new to you treasures in your neighbourhood, community and city.

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.

·           Store items out of sight 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 blowers, rakes, shovels)

·           Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans

·           Unwanted gifts

·           Construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood)

·           Clothing

 

Please do not put out:

·           Items that could be unsafe

·           Items infested with bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding)

·           Toilets (with a flush volume of 13 litres or more)

 

Tips if you are cruising the curbs looking for treasures

·           Take only the items at the curb marked "FREE".

·           Check all items closely to ensure they are safe and in good condition before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home.

·           Don't walk or drive on private lawns or gardens.

·           Don't discard any items on private property.

·           Obey the traffic laws at all times (e.g., don't block traffic, park illegally or block driveways with your vehicle).

·           Watch out for children.

 

More information

For more information on the giveaway weekend, including what to do with leftover items:

·           Visit City of Winnipeg - Giveaway weekends

·           Call 311 any time or email 311@winnipeg.ca

·           Download the My Waste app at winnipeg.ca/mywaste

 

For information on items that aren’t safe to give away (e.g., baby walkers, lawn darts), please visit, Government of Canada - Consumer Product Safety.