If you think your trash could be someone else's treasure, consider participating in the City's free-cycle event where residents can leave unwanted items on their front property for others to pick up.
Similar to a garage sale, but without the formality of purchase price, free-cycle is a way to divert reusable goods from landfills by giving unwanted items to others instead of throwing them out.
The only rules for free-cycle items are that they must be free and legal.
Place your unwanted items on the front of your property next to the curb or sidewalk during the event. Items cannot be placed in the rear alley, on sidewalks or on the roadway. If you have items that regularly sit or are stored outside, such as sports or gardening equipment, it may be a good idea to put them away and out of sight during this event to avoid any confusion about what is and isn't up for grabs.
If you are out looking for new treasures, keep in mind that unless an item is on the very front of someone's property, it's not available to take. This includes items in alleys, on driveways and on lawns.
Residents are responsible for removing any remaining free-cycle items from their properties by the end of the day on June 10. Depending on the item, it may qualify for collection during the large item pickup event the following week - just keep in mind that if your waste collection point is in your alley, you will need to move any acceptable items from the front of your property to your alley for collection.
For more information about the free-cycle program call 780-962-7584 or send email.