The fall curbside giveaway is coming up this weekend

If household clutter is getting you down, you’re in luck because this weekend brings another fall curbside giveaway in Winnipeg.

On Sept. 7 and 8 Winnipeggers have the chance to find a new home for gently-used, unwanted items. 

The city has some tips for if someone plans to give away any items:

  • Put unwanted household items at the curb on your front street;
  • Label each item with a sticker or sign that says “Free”;
  • Put items that you don’t want to give away out of sight;
  • Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.

Examples of giveaway items include:

  • Books, CDs, and DVDs;
  • Furniture, electronics, and small appliances;
  • Sports equipment and toys;
  • Yard and gardening tools and equipment, such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, rakes, and shovels;
  • Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots, and pans;
  • Unwanted gifts;
  • Construction material, such as nails, paint, and wood);
  • Clothing.

Please do not put out:

  • Items that could be unsafe;
  • Items infested with bed bugs, such as mattresses, furniture, and bedding;
  • Toilets with a flush volume of 13 litres or more.

If you plan to scour the streets looking for treasures, the city asks you to follow these rules:

  • Take only the items at the curb marked “FREE;”
  • Check all items closely to make sure they are safe and in good condition;
  • Don’t walk or drive on private lawns or gardens;
  • Don’t get rid of any items on private property;
  • Obey the traffic laws at all times. 

For more information on the giveaway weekend, including what to do with leftover items visit the City of Winnipeg website  or contact 311.