Curbside Give Away Weekend
FREE up some space and get some FREE stuff!
On June 3 and 4 and October 14 and 15, 2017, FREE yourself of clutter and find some great FREE items of your own! Put out your unwanted household items during Curbside Give Away Weekend instead of discarding them. It’s a great way to reduce the amount of garbage ending up in the landfill while letting someone else find something new.
On Curbside Give Away Weekend:
- Place re-usable household items at the curb in front of your home during the weekend
- Only place items that are free that are clearly marked with a “FREE” sign
- Use your discretion when deciding whether or not to put items out to the curb
- This event happens RAIN or SHINE
- Post your items on the Interactive Map or Facebook event (check back for these closer to the dates)
- Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb by dusk on Sunday
- Items left at the curb can result in a By-Law violation
- Consider donating unclaimed items charitable organizations
- Place any garbage for collection on your regular garbage day and week. Regular limits and preparation is required
Ready. Set. Pin.
The interactive map will be available in the week leading up to the events.
Share your finds and connect with other treasure hunters on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtag #hfxcurbside
Curbside Give Away etiquette for placing items at the curb:
- Place signs on items with the word “FREE”
- Give Away items should still be in good condition for re-use or able to be repaired
- Keep items you do not want to give away close to your house, or inside to avoid confusion
- Material must be removed from the curb by dusk Sunday evening. Treasures not removed can result in a By-Law violation
- Don't discard items on another person’s lawn
Curbside Give Away etiquette for treasure hunters:
- Respect private property – don't walk or drive on people's lawns or gardens
- Take only the items at the curb marked "FREE"
- Safety First: Obey 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
What can be placed at the curb?
- Books, CDs and DVDs
- Furniture and small appliances
- Sports equipment and toys
- Yard and gardening equipment
- Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
- Unwanted gifts
- Construction material including drywall and hardware
What shouldn’t be placed at the curb?
- Visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau to find out about items that aren’t safe to give away
- Items that are not re-usable
- Items that could potentially be infested with bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding). It is best to err on the side of caution and not take items which could potentially spread an infestation
What can I do with left over items?
- Use the Halifax Recycles app to determine what to do with a left over item
- Donate to local charitable, non-profit organizations, or community groups
- Check the Yellow Pages under ‘Charitable & Non-Profit Organizations’
- Donate to Textiles/Clothing Recyclers like AFTeRwear.ca
- HRM Freecycle Network
- Post your item for sale on Kijiji or Curbza (look for it in your app store)
- Post your item for trade or sale on local Buy and Sell Facebook Groups
- If you consider your items garbage, then you can place materials out on garbage collection day/week
- Certain electronics are not accepted for curbside collection and must be taken to a drop-off location