It's the perfect time of the year to clean out some of those gently used items that don't get used anymore and to pick up some new treasures in your community. Winnipeg's Fall Curbside Giveway Weekend is coming September 8 and 9 and the City has some tips to make it a great experience for everyone.
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
Construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood)
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.
For more information on the giveaway weekend, including what to do with leftover items:
Call 311 any time or email
Download the Recycle Coach app
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.