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Kick it to the Curb returns this fall

September 21, 2017 9:33 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Kick it to the Curb will take place October 21 and 22, providing Red Deerians an opportunity to find a new home for unwanted and unused items. 

Kick it to the Curb runs twice a year and encourages residents to repurpose unwanted goods, find new homes for still-useful items and divert materials from the landfill. Residents can place their unwanted items at their curb and mark them as “free” so others can find a new life for them. All items must have a free sign to signify involvement in the Kick it to the Curb program. 

“This event is a great way for residents to declutter their homes and provide an opportunity for those items to be reused in our community,” said Lauren Maris, Environmental Program Specialist. 

Books, DVDs, furniture and tools are always popular items, but some items are prohibited. 

“Items like car seats have to meet regulatory requirements set by the federal government,” said Maris, “We don’t recommend picking up those items second hand, where you don’t know the history or any potential safety concerns.” 

The event will go ahead, rain or shine. Anyone who would rather not put their unwanted items on the curb or live in an apartment and don’t have a curb can take small items to the Trash to Treasure Swap Meet hosted by the Waskasoo Environmental Society at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Items can be dropped off during the swap meet October 21 and 22 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

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For more information contact:

Lauren Maris
Environmental Program Specialist
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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