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Put out your unwanted items this weekend for the annual fall giveaway

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Hit the streets this early this weekend if you want first dibs on the free stuff Winnipeggers will be putting out on their lawns.

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Hit the streets this early this weekend if you want first dibs on the free stuff Winnipeggers will be putting out on their lawns. Photo Store

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

This axiom will be put to the test by the city when the annual fall giveaway takes to the streets (or curbs) this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, residents can put out items they no longer want or have use for and cross their fingers someone will take them away.

Books, CDs, DVDs, furniture, electronics, artwork, mirrors, sports equipment, toys, lawn mowers, snow blowers, rakes, shovels, small appliances, kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, construction materials and clothing are just some examples of the items that scavengers can expect to find over the two-day giveaway.

The city has offered a few tips for those putting out some stuff for grabs:

  • Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street
  • Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign
  • Store items out of sight that you don't want to give away
  • Do not put out unsafe items, items that contain bedbugs and toilets (with a flush volume of 13 litres or more)
  • Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday

Those looking for treasures should please keep in mind that only items marked as FREE should be taken and to respect private property at all times. Please keep an eye out for children, as well.

For more information on giveaway weekend, including what to do with leftover items visit the city’s website (winnipeg.ca) or contact 311.

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