June 10, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay's popular Treasure Exchange Days return on June 13 and 14, giving residents a chance to discover one-of-a-kind treasures while reducing waste.

Anyone with gently-used items they wish to give away can leave them out on the curb any time after 5 pm, on Friday, June 12. Clearly label the items FREE. Over the weekend, residents are encouraged to tour their neighbourhoods to see what treasures they can find.

"This is our second Treasure Exchange Days event," said Jason Sherband, Coordinator of Solid Waste Diversion & Recycling. "The first, held last fall, was very popular among City residents, and we're excited to bring it back again this year."

Popular exchange day items include sporting goods, small appliances, books, art, tools, toys and furniture. Remember 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 by treasure hunters must be removed from the curb by Sunday, June 14 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 delivered and donated to second hand/re-use shops.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to re-envision waste by taking part in this goods exchange weekend. 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, Coordinator - Solid Waste Diversion & Recycling, 625-3851