Kick it to the Curb returns next month

One person’s trash might be another’s treasure

Kick it to the Curb is back this spring.

The twice yearly event gives Red Deerians an opportunity to find a new home for unwanted and unused items. The next one is set for June 10-11.

Kick it to the Curb encourages residents to re-purpose unwanted goods, find new homes for still-useful items, and divert materials from the landfill.

Residents can place their unwanted items at their curb, and mark them as “free” so others can find a new life for them. All items must have a free sign to signify involvement in the Kick it to the Curb program.

“We know that people are starting their spring cleaning and finding things in their closets and basements that they may no longer want,” says Lauren Maris, city environmental program specialist. “This event provides a way for residents to de-clutter and others to find new treasures.”

Items that are always a hit include books, DVDs, furniture and tools. To see a list of what is prohibited, such as child car seats.

Anyone who would rather not put their unwanted items on the curb or who lives in an apartment and doesn’t have a curb, can take their items to the Trash to Treasure Swap meet at The Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Items can be dropped off on Friday, June 9 from 7-9 p.m. The swap meet is open June 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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