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HRM Give Away Weekend a Great Opportunity for Spring Cleaners and Treasure Hunters

(Wednesday, May 19, 2010) – Time to de-clutter your home? HRM wants to help.

During Environment Week, the region is hosting its first “Curbside Give Away Weekend”, June 5 and 6, 2010.

By taking your unwanted but reusable items to the curb, they could become someone else’s treasure. Simply place a “FREE” sign on the items to ensure there is no confusion. Treasure hunters can remove items with a “FREE” sign but should remember to respect people’s property when participating.

Just remember, while this is a great way to help the environment by ‘reusing’, whatever treasures are not retrieved by others, must be brought back in by dusk Sunday, June 6. You can also consider contacting non-profit organizations that take such items as part of their fundraising efforts so the items can be carted away.

Examples of “treasures” to set out for the Give Away include books, CDs and DVDs, furniture and small appliances, sports equipment, toys, tools, and construction materials.

Check the website for more details on how to extend the life of some of your “treasures”. Go to



Shannon Betts
Solid Waste Resources

Shaune MacKinlay
Public Affairs




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