Help reduce waste and find new-to-you items during the City of Quinte West’s annual curbside Giveaway Day.
On Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., residents are invited to place unwanted household items in good condition on the curb in front of their homes for others to take. This is an excellent opportunity to give old items a new life and divert items from the landfill. This event will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and all residents are invited to take part.
Residents can place their giveaway items at the curb or road in front of their homes and label them with stickers or signs to indicate they are free. Ensure to keep items not part of Giveaway Day separate from the giveaway items. Uncollected items should be removed from the curb at the end of the day to avoid fines from bylaw enforcement.
Appropriate items to give away include DVDs, books, furniture, small appliances, kitchen items and construction materials, including hardware, lumber and drywall. The Consumer Product Safety Directorate of Health Canada advises against including cribs, car seats, strollers, bath seats and playpens to avoid unsafe use.
“This eco-friendly initiative helps divert useful items out of the landfill by giving them another home, and is the perfect kickstart to spring cleaning,” said Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison.
The rain date for this year’s Giveaway Day is Sunday, April 16, 2023. For more information, visit quintewest.ca/GiveawayDay.