Advertisement

Winnipeg curbside giveaway taking place May 11 and 12

If you find that you have plenty of items in good nick that you don't plan on using again, you can find a new home for them when Winnipeg's giveaway weekend returns. Global News / File

Winnipeggers who are fans of free stuff should keep an extra eye on the curbs this weekend, with the bi-annual Giveaway Weekend taking place.

Residents are allowed to put items such as furniture, small appliances, gardening tools and more with a sign tagged “free” on the item by the curb from Saturday until dusk Sunday.

Acceptable items 

  • Books, CDs, DVDs
  • Furniture, electronics, artwork, mirrors
  • Sports equipment, toys
  • Yard and gardening tools and equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, snow throwers, rakes, shovels)
  • Small appliances, kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • Construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood)
  • Clothing

READ MORE: 5 Ways to get rid of your junk in Winnipeg

Unacceptable items

  • Items harbouring bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding)
  • Toilets (with a flush volume of 13 litres or more)

All items on the curbs should be in good condition.

Story continues below advertisement

READ MORE: Winnipeg companies finding creative ways to use recycled material

Following the rules

  • Take only the items at the curb marked “FREE”
  • Check all items closely for bed bugs before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home
  • Respect other people’s property – don’t walk or drive on people’s lawns or gardens
  • Giveaway items should still be in good condition
  • Don’t discard any items on another person’s lawn
  • Obey the traffic laws at all times (e.g., don’t block traffic, park illegally or block people’s driveways with your vehicle) and watch out for child

Any items that are not picked must be brought in Sunday at dusk.

More details can be found here.

WATCH: When in doubt, find out: City of Winnipeg trying to curb recycling waste

Click to play video: 'When in doubt, find out: City of Winnipeg trying to curb recycling waste' When in doubt, find out: City of Winnipeg trying to curb recycling waste
When in doubt, find out: City of Winnipeg trying to curb recycling waste – Nov 15, 2018

Sponsored content