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WRENCH Asks Winnipeggers to Donate Old Bicycles to Fight Meth Crisis

WRENCH Asks Winnipeggers to Donate Old Bicycles to Fight Meth Crisis

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If you’re thinking about leaving an old bicycle at the curb this Giveaway Weekend, The WRENCH wants you to consider other options.

The non-profit bicycling repair and education hub is asking Winnipeggers to donate their unwanted bikes to 4R Winnipeg Depots.

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Winnipeg’s Curbside Giveaway Weekend May 13-14

Winnipeg’s Curbside Giveaway Weekend May 13-14

You know all that unwanted stuff in your house that collected dust over the winter? Somebody will take it off your hands for you.

The City of Winnipeg’s annual spring curbside giveaway weekend is May 13-14, providing an opportunity to place unwanted items at the curb.

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Unwanted Goods Find New Homes This Weekend

Unwanted items sit at the end of a driveway on Parkroyal Bay in Linden Woods in this May 2012 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

It’s that time of year again when your junk is someone else’s treasure.

The city’s bi-annual Giveaway Weekend is May 12-13, where residents can haul their unwanted goods to the curb for pickup.

Residents should place items on their front street and label each item with a “free” sticker or sign. Items that you don’t want to be picked up should be safely tucked away. Leftover items must be removed from the curb by dusk on Sunday.

Winnipeg’s fall Giveaway Weekend will be September 8 and 9, 2012.

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Giveaway Weekend Returns for Another Season

Prepare your unwanted treasures for a farewell at the curb — another Giveaway Weekend is upon us.

The City of Winnipeg’s biannual event encourages citizens to leave their unwanted items outside on Saturday and Sunday with a ‘free’ sign attached to them.

Anything from books, CDs and DVDs, to furniture, electronics, sports equipment and kitchen gadgets, there’s likely something for everybody.

If you’re participating, here are a few tips:

  • Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street.
  • Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign.
  • Keep any items safely tucked away that you don’t want to give away.

Don’t put out…

  • Hazardous material
  • Items that could be unsafe
  • Items that may contain bedbugs (e.g., mattresses, linens, furniture)

Items that didn’t get picked up must be removed by dusk on Sunday, September 11.

Third ‘Giveaway Weekend’ on Saturday and Sunday

Giveaway Weekend (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The city is holding its third Giveaway Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, where residents are encouraged to place unwanted items on the curb for others to come pick up for free.

It’s an opportunity to find reusable items that owners no longer need, but may be useful to others.

The city is reminding residents to place “free” stickers on items and leave them at the curb on their front street.

The most common items seen on the curb in previous years have been books, CDs, DVDs, electronics, sports equipment and kitchen gadgets.

An emphasis this year is being put on preventing the spread of bedbugs, so linens, mattresses and furniture are some items residents should not be giving away.

All items must be removed by dusk on Sunday.

The City of Winnipeg’s fall Giveaway Weekend will be September 10 and 11, 2011.

Curbside Giveaway Weekend September 11 and 12

Unwanted items sit at the end of a driveway on Parkroyal Bay in Linden Woods on May 6, 2010 during a photo op put on by the City of Winnipeg to promote Giveaway Weekend. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg’s next Giveaway Weekend is planned for this Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12.

It’s your chance to go through unwanted items lying around your house and put them curbside for others to come and take at no charge.

It’s the third time the city has held Giveaway Weekend and it appears to be a growing success.

As university and college students get settled into a new semester this month, work stations and desks are in high demand, as well as night stands, tables and other furniture to accommodate a small dorm room.

As usual, place a sign that says “FREE” on the items near the curb that you no longer need. You can download free stickers to affix to your items from the City of Winnipeg website.

Anything that isn’t picked up should be removed from the curb by dusk on Sunday.

For information on items that aren’t safe to give away (e.g., baby walkers, lawn darts) visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau.

Bargain Hunters Hit the Streets for Giveaway Weekend

Bargain Hunters Hit the Streets for Giveaway Weekend

The city’s second annual Giveaway Weekend was held Saturday and continues today throughout Winnipeg until dusk. It’s a chance for you to unload some of your unwanted items for others to take, and therefore keeping them out of the landfill.

This exercise bike to the left was sitting lonely at the curbside yesterday waiting for someone to take it home. Looks to be in fine condition, but you may want to raise that seat a little bit before hopping on.

By the looks of things in several neighbourhoods, many bargain hunters were happy to give a second life to the unwanted goods of others.

The second Giveaway Weekend this year will be held September 11 and 12.

ChrisD.ca photos/Ted Grant

Great Weather in Store for Giveaway Weekend

The weather couldn’t be better for the city’s second annual Giveaway Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, as nothing but sunshine and warm temperatures are predicted.

Residents should drag any unwanted items to the curb on Saturday morning and slap on a “FREE” sticker. Just make sure you move your possessions back inside by dusk on Sunday.

The first Giveaway Weekend took place last fall, and was a huge success. In fact, some residents in Whyte Ridge got a head start last Saturday by holding the neighbourhood’s annual garage sale, and including many free items curbside.

As for what you shouldn’t put out, the city says to stay away from strollers, cribs and children’s toys with loose parts. You should also not put out any old mattresses, or other items you wouldn’t pick up yourself. Objects that are broken, or contain sharp edges and rusted parts should also be avoided.

The second Giveaway Weekend of the year will take place on September 11 and 12.

Speaking of giving away random free stuff — that was one of the topics Thursday morning with “The Panel” on CURVE 94.3. The lovely ladies from Shaw TV — Meera Bahadoosingh and Kim Babij — stopped by to chat with Andrea and Jay about the event.

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