Spring Giveaway Weekend


The old adage, “one person’s throwaway could be another person’s treasure,” holds true during the Spring Giveaway Weekend, which takes place this Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11.


So don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage — set it out at the curb on Giveaway Weekend. Also, tour around your neighbourhood, community and city to possibly find your own hidden treasure.


Giveaway items could include:

  • Books, CDs and DVDs
  • Old furniture and small appliances
  • Construction materials, including drywall, and hardware, such as nails, bolts and screws
  • Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • Unwanted gifts


Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out at the curb. At the end of the day, bring any uncollected items back to your home.


The Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that used children’s items, such as baby walkers, yo-yo balls, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds, toys and other child-related items, should not be placed at the curb for Giveaway Weekend. In addition, used cycling and sports helmets should never be offered as a giveaway.


For more information on rules for setting out items and Giveaway Weekend etiquette, please visit ottawa.ca.