September 9, 2015 - The City is encouraging residents to take part in the third installment of the popular Treasure Exchange Days on September 12 and 13 for 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. 11. Items must be clearly labeled FREE. Over the weekend, residents can tour their neighbourhoods to see what treasures they can find.

"Treasure Exchange Days have been embraced by our community," said Jason Sherband, Coordinator of Solid Waste Diversion & Recycling. "We're pleased to offer it again. Not only does this event provide a chance to repurpose unique, one-of-a-kind items, but it significantly reduces the amount of waste going to the City landfill."

Items to exchange can include sporting goods, small appliances, books, art, tools, toys and furniture. 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. 13 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 taken in or donated to second hand/re-use shops.

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

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Contact: Jason Sherband, Coordinator - Solid Waste Diversion & Recycling, 625-3851