WINNIPEG – You know what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
And this weekend, you can find lots of possible treasures sitting on the curb for the city’s fall curbside giveaway weekend.
All weekend you can put unwanted goods on the curb marked ‘free’ and people can come by and take them away.
“I think for the most part people have been putting out sporting equipment, furniture, electronics, toys, books,” explains Randy Park with the city’s waste diversion program. “Anything of that nature that’s lying around the house that they would like to give away so people can reuse them.”
Park says to use common sense when putting stuff out on the curb.
“Be respectful, put them out in a condition that they themselves would like to receive them. Make sure they’re clean, make sure that they’re not broken or unsafe.”
And if you’re out doing some hunting, you are also asked to follow some simple guidelines.
“Respect the generosity of people giving their items away. Don’t exchange items, don’t leave anything that wasn’t there in the first place,” Park exlpains. “And watch the neighbourhood, watch out for pedestrians and children playing.”
If items go unclaimed by the end of the weekend, he says you can always donate them to charity.