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Plan ahead for Kick it to the Curb with some spring cleaning

May 20, 2016 11:40 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

For those planning to do some spring cleaning this long weekend, remember that Kick it to the Curb is coming up June 4 and 5. The city-wide event is a great way to get rid of clutter and find a new home for unwanted but still useful items.

Kick it to the Curb runs twice each year and encourages residents to repurpose unwanted goods, find new homes for still useful items, and divert materials from the landfill. Residents can set out items starting the morning of Saturday, June 4 with a “free” sign to show that they’re up for grabs.

“We know a lot of Red Deerians will be looking to sweep out the cobwebs this weekend so it’s a great chance to set some items aside for Kick it to the Curb,” said Matthew Chambers, Environmental Program Specialist. “This event has really taken on a life of its own because it benefits everyone - residents can de-clutter their homes and those items don’t fill up the landfill.”

Popular items that are set out each year include books, DVDs, furniture and construction items. Any items that are left out by the end of the weekend should be pulled back inside. For a list of prohibited items, such as child car seats, visit

Anyone who would rather not put their unwanted items on the curb can take them to the Trash to Treasure Swap Meet at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on June 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on both days.

For more information, please visit or contact:

Matthew Chambers
Environmental Program Specialist
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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