September 2018 News Archive

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Clear out your clutter and plan ahead for Kick it to the Curb

September 18, 2018 9:00 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Kick it to the Curb is back this fall providing Red Deerians an opportunity to find a new home for unwanted and under-used items on October 13 and 14.

Kick it to the Curb runs in the spring and fall each 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.

“Kick it to the Curb provides residents a great opportunity to de-clutter their space ahead of winter,” said Lauren Maris, Environmental Program Specialist, “Putting items at the curb offers others an opportunity to pick them up for free and more importantly, keeps those useable items out of the landfill.”

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

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 their items to the Trash to Treasure Swap meet at The Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The swap meet is open on October 13 and 14 from 10 5 p.m. 

For more details, visit

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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