Kick It to the Curb has returned with more dates this summer in Red Deer.
This year, on the third weekend of the month from May to October, residents are encouraged to kick their unwanted items to the curb. Previously, the program ran only twice a year – once in June and again in October.
“Residents love the Kick It to the Curb program, and the feedback we get most is that the event should happen more often,” said city environmental program specialist Lauren Maris.
“Since weather is always a factor, and summers are so busy, offering more dates allows for higher participation.”
The first weekend is this Saturday through to Monday. Residents are encouraged to clearly set out and identify their unwanted items with a “free” label so others can find a new life for them.
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, visit www.reddeer.ca/kickit.
Similar to past years, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be offering their Trash to Treasure Swap Meet for anyone who would rather not put small, unwanted items on their curb, or those whose homes don’t have a curb.
The Trash to Treasure Swap Meet will be held the same six weekends as Kick It to the Curb.
Kick It to the Curb weekends will be held May 18 to 20, June 15 and 16, July 20 and 21, Aug. 17 and 18, Sept. 21 and 22, and Oct. 19 and 20.