Kick it to the Curb turned out to be a bigger hit this fall, thanks to sunny weather.
Last weekend, Red Deerians were invited to clean up their basements, garages and attics and give away any good items they didn’t want.
Lauren Maris, environmental programs specialist for the City of Red Deer, said the city’s third event of this kind in two years appears to have done well.
“It’s difficult to track,” Maris said on Thursday. “Anecdotally, in Mountview, Normandeau, Morrisroe and Woodlea (neighbourhoods), we had really good participation.”
Kerry Wood Nature Centre held a swap meet indoors on the weekend and also did well, Maris said.
After meeting with the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee this week, Maris said they’d liked to see Kick it to the Curb continue.
The key is to make sure that the event is held consistently on the same weekend in the spring and again in the fall. That hasn’t been ironed out yet, Maris added.
This year’s Kick it to the Curb was initially held as part of Environment Week. That weekend in June was rainy.
This latest one took place during Waste Reduction Week.