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Treasure Exchange Days Return this Weekend
Date: September 7, 2017
Time: 4:18 PM

September 7, 2017 – The City of Thunder Bay’s popular Treasure Exchange Days returns on Sept. 9 and 10, giving residents a chance to discover one-of-a-kind treasures while reducing waste.

Anyone with gently-used items that they wish to give away can leave them out on the curb any time after 5 pm, on Friday, Sept. 8. Clearly label the items FREE. Over the weekend, residents are encouraged to tour their neighbourhoods to see what treasures they can find.

New this season, residents are also encouraged to post their items on social media using the hashtag #TbayTreasureDays. Then, in addition to the touring their neighbourhood, they can also search the hashtag on social media for free treasures. 

“This is our sixth Treasure Exchange Days event,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “This event continues to be popular among City residents, and we’re excited to bring it back for the second time this year.”

Items to leave out may include furniture, small appliances, sporting goods, books, art, tools and toys. Residents are reminded to keep items that aren’t giveaways, such as bikes, toys and tools, well away from the curb to avoid misunderstandings.

Anything that isn’t taken must be removed from the curb by Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7 pm. Items left at the curb are subject to enforcement as per City By-laws. They will not be collected by the City and must be put away or donated to second hand/re-use shops.

Treasure Exchange Days are an action item from the Solid Waste Management Strategy and supports our community’s efforts to reduce waste. 

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Contact: Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services, 625-3851