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Curbside Give Away Weekend June 6 & 7

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – It’s that time of year again, when residents can take advantage of the opportunity to free up household space and find free stuff by participating in the Curbside Give Away Weekend.

Give your clutter or re-usable household items a second life by putting items out to the curb for free this weekend. Your old armchair or antique lamp could be the perfect piece to complete someone else’s living room.

Curbside Give Away Weekend is held twice annually, during Environment Week and Waste Reduction Week. The goal is to reduce the amount of garbage ending up in the municipal landfill by diverting unwanted items that can be re-used. Reusing and recycling household items instead of discarding them reduces pressures on our municipal facilities and is better for the environment. Plus, you might find great, free items of your own.

Follow these simple steps to participate:

•             Place re-usable household items at the curb in front of your home on Friday evening.
•             Label your give away items with “Free” stickers or signs.
•             Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.
•             Consider donating unclaimed items to charitable organizations.
•             Place any remaining garbage for collection on your regular garbage day and week. Regular limits and preparation is required.

Please note this event happens rain or shine; use your discretion when deciding whether or not to put items out to the curb.

Examples of used goods from previous year’s events include: books, CDs and DVDs, furniture and small appliances, sports equipment, toys, tools and construction materials. For more give away ideas and a list of unacceptable items, visit www.halifax.ca/curbside.

Ready. Set. Pin.

Promote your items and plot your treasure hunt in advance by pinning and viewing available items on the Curbside Give Away map posted at www.halifax.ca/curbside. Residents are encouraged to pin the location and details of items to be put curbside to assist others in searching and finding specific items by neighbourhood. During the event, share your photos and stories via social media using the hashtag #hfxcurbside.

For complete details on this event visit www.halifax.ca/curbside. The next Curbside Give Away Weekend will be held October 17 and 18, 2015.

Source: Release

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