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Winnipeg's curbside giveaway coming up this weekend
*EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared in May 2018. The City of Winnipeg cancelled the curbside giveaway in April 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.*
Winnipeg’s curbside giveaway weekend, where people put out reusable items for others to take, is coming up on Saturday and Sunday.
According to the City of Winnipeg, those who want to give away items should place them on the curb with a sign or sticker that says “free.” Any items that aren’t for giveaway should be placed out of sight. On Sunday at dusk, people are asked to remove anything that is leftover.
Some examples of items that can be given away include: books, CDs, DVDs, furniture, electronics, small appliances, sports equipment, gardening tools, kitchen gadgets, construction material and clothing.
The city says toilets and items that are unsafe or infested with bed bugs should not be put out.
Those that will be out looking for items are asked only take those that are marked as “free” and to check each item to make sure they are safe and in good condition.
The city reminds people not to walk or drive on private lawns and not to discard any items on private property.