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HRM Reminds “Give Away” Weekend Participants to Declutter their Curbside

(Monday, June 7, 2010) – The first HRM “Curbside Give Away Weekend” is over and many gently-used items put by the curb by their owner have been reclaimed by another as treasure.

HRM wants to thank residents who took part in the first Give Away event and did their part during Environment Week 2010 to find new homes for items that could be reused. Participants are reminded that items not reclaimed by treasure hunters must be taken in and properly put out during garbage day. It is a By-Law violation to leave items on the curb after the event unless they can be picked up for garbage the next day.

You can consider donating unwanted items to local charitable groups who recycle such items for fundraising efforts or groups such as the HRM Freecycle Network. If you feel the items should go in the garbage, wait for the regular collection day and put out at the curb at that time.

For more details on the program or places that might accept your leftover items, visit the HRM website at



Shannon Betts
Solid Waste Resources

Shaune MacKinlay
Public Affairs




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