Is anything in life free anymore? Well during Curbside Give Away Weekend you can free up space and get great free stuff. Give your clutter a second life during Halifax’s Curbside Give Away Weekend. Your old armchair could be someone’s new throne, and your antique lamp could be someone’s living room masterpiece. All for the rock bottom price of FREE. Don’t miss Curbside Give Away Weekend. June 4 to 5 and October 15 to 16, 2016.
This event happens RAIN or SHINE. Please use your discretion when deciding whether or not to put items out to the curb.
Our online map will be available for participants to pin their items and search other locations in their community.
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 re-used! Reusing and Recycling household items instead of discarding them reduces pressures on our municipal facilities, and is a great way to get rid of your under-used items, and find some great FREE items of your own! On Curbside Give Away Weekend:
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The Curbside Give Away Weekend Treasure Hunt theme is modeled on highly successful events held in other Canadian cities. Residents in Ottawa have enjoyed biannual 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!
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Re-use has been an everyday practice for most Nova Scotians long before recycling programs started. Items such as clothing, toys and even furniture can become unwanted before they wear out and we replace them with new items.
Some charities rely on donations of good reusable items. Donating gently used items is a great way to support local organizations and help the environment at the same time! Many daycares or community groups would be happy to receive those craft supplies that have been cluttering up your closet. Just be sure to call ahead to confirm what they are able to accept.
Only good used items are valuable to others and it is easy to donate them for re-use, so please respect the value of charity and do not dump materials next to bins that are full. When using a charitable group's drop off bin, please note they only want materials that can be re-used, they do not want your garbage.
Some organizations even provide a convenient pick up service. Visit AFTeR Wear for a list of textile recycling organizations in Nova Scotia, or look in the Yellow Pages Directory for "Charitable & Non-Profit Organizations".