During Environment Weed (May 31 – June 6) HRM is calling on residents to participate in our first Curbside Give Away Weekend June 5 and 6. Help discover the “Hidden Treasures” in your neighbourhood, and community. It’s another way to RETHINK GARBAGE and protect our most precious treasure – our environment.
What a great way to kick off your spring cleaning, and clear out unwanted household items – things that might be exactly what others are looking for.
The aim of this weekend event is to reduce the amount of garbage ending up in HRM’s landfill by diverting unwanted items to be reused! Reusing and recycling household items instead of discarding them reduces pressure on our municipal facilities, and is a great way to not only get rid of your underused items, but to find some great treasures of your own!
With such a wide variety of treasure possibilities make sure to keep Give Away Weekend in mind before disposing of items for garbage in the upcoming weeks. Your participation in the event will help maximize landfill space by extending the lifecycle of items and making them available for reuse.
The Curbside Give Away Weekend Treasure Hunt theme is modeled on highly successful events held in other Canadian cities. Residents in Ottawa have enjoyed bi-annual events since 2007 and Winnipeg began hosting the event in 2009. With much success and participation reported in those areas, HRM is certain to experience the same results!
Best of luck in finding those treasures!
For rules for setting out treasures and other information visit halifax.ca/curbsidegiveaway.