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

(Tuesday, October 19, 2010) - Time to de-clutter your home? HRM wants to help. During Waste Reduction Week, the regional municipality is hosting its second “Curbside Give Away Weekend”, October 23 and 24, 2010.

Starting on the evening of Friday, October 22nd, take your unwanted but reusable items to the curb, and 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, October 24. 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 Curbside Give Away include books, CDs and DVD’s, 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
HRM Solid Waste Resources

Shaune MacKinlay
HRM Public Affairs




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