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More dates to Kick it to the Curb this summer

May 15, 2019 10:30 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Kick it to the Curb has returned with more dates to provide Red Deerians the opportunity to find a new home for unwanted and unused items.

This year, on the third weekend of the month from May to October, residents are encouraged to kick their unwanted items to the curb. Previously, the Kick it to the Curb program ran only twice a year – once in June and again in October.

“Residents love the Kick it to the Curb program, and the feedback we get most is that the event should happen more often,” said Lauren Maris, Environmental Program Specialist. “Since weather is always a factor, and summers are so busy, offering more dates allows for higher participation.”

The first weekend is this Saturday, May 18 through to Monday, May 20. Residents are encouraged to clearly set out and identify their unwanted items with a “free” label so others can find a new life for them.

Items that are always a hit include books, DVDs, furniture and tools. To see a list of what is prohibited, like child car seats, visit www.reddeer.ca/kickit.

Similar to past years, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be offering their Trash to Treasure Swap Meet for anyone who would rather not put small, unwanted items on their curb or whose home doesn’t have a curb. The Trash to Treasure Swap Meet will be held the same six weekends throughout the spring, summer and fall as Kick It to the Curb.

Mark your calendars for Kick It to the Curb weekends: May 18-20, June 15-16, July 20-21, August 17-18, September 21-22, and October 19-20.

For more details, please visit www.reddeer.ca/kickit

For more information contact: 

Lauren Maris
Environmental Program Specialist
The City of Red Deer
403-314-5894

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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