#WasteNotYGK: Giveaway Day is this Saturday

August 16, 2021
 

This Saturday is Giveaway Day – that’s the day you put out reusable items you no longer want for your neighbours who might like them. 

Share pictures of your Giveaway Day items on Twitter at #WasteNotYGK and #ygk.

Remember to maintain physical distance and wear a face covering as needed when putting out/collecting items on Giveaway Day.

Giveaway Day Guidelines

Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want.

  • Appropriate: books, CDs, DVDs, furniture and small appliances, electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans and, yes, unwanted gifts.
  • Inappropriate: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should not be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys.

How to put items out:

  • Place items at the curb in front of your home.
  • Place stickers or signs on the items with the word ‘FREE.'
  • Ensure any items that you do not want taken are kept away from items placed at the curb.
  • At the end of the day, bring any uncollected items back in to your home. The City will not collect unwanted items left at the curb. Consider donating them to a charity.

How to pick items up:

  • Respect other people's property: don't walk on people's lawns or gardens.
  • Take only the items marked ‘FREE' and placed at the curb.
  • Don't leave previously picked up items on the curb at other people's property.

Find these guidelines at www.CityofKingston.ca/Giveaway.

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-08-16 10:08:13 -0400