Kick it to the Curb weekend is back with more dates this summer and fall in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Kick It To The Curb held this weekend in Red Deer

Unwanted items can be left curbside for free pickup by anyone who wants them

Kick It to the Curb returns to Red Deer this weekend, giving residents a chance to re-home unwanted or unused items.

On the third weekend of the month from July to October, residents are encouraged to kick their unwanted items to the curb.

Many Red Deerians will be happy to get the chance to pass on their unwanted items this Saturday and Sunday, said Lauren Maris, an environmental program specialist with the city.

“We know Red Deerians spent much of their time this spring cleaning and sorting through their homes, so we are very happy to bring back this event to help them re-home those items and keep them out of the landfill,” Maris said.

Items can be set out near the curb and clearly identified with a “free” label.

Participants are encouraged to thoroughly clean their items, use good hand hygiene and maintain at least a two-metre distance from others.

Books are always a hit, as well as DVDs, furniture and tools.

The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society will also be offering its Trash to Treasure Swap Meet this weekend, so anyone who would rather not put unwanted items on their curb, or whose home doesn’t have a curb, can bring these to the nature centre.

The Trash to Treasure Swap Meet is held the same weekends as Kick It to the Curb: July 18 and 19, Aug. 15 and 16, Sept. 19 and 20, and Oct. 17 and 18.

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