Winnipeg’s Giveaway Weekend is Here

Winnipeg’s Giveaway Weekend is Here

By David Klassen

Giveaway WeekendWinnipeg residents are filling up curbsides city-wide this weekend with unwanted items.

Today and Sunday are the city’s ‘giveaway weekend,’ where household items can be placed and picked up on front streets in neighbourhoods everywhere twice a year.

Those wishing to give items away are asked to place a ‘free’ sticker or sign on the item, indicating it is actually for the taking.

Any items you don’t want to give away should be stored out of sight from thrift-hungry shoppers.

Leftover items must be removed 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 (e.g., lawn mowers, snow blowers, rakes, shovels)
· kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
· unwanted gifts
· construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood)
· clothing

What not to put out:
· items that could be unsafe
· items infested with bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding)
· toilets (with a flush volume of 13 litres or more)