Howe Island Giveaway Day Saturday October 28, 2023

Howe Island Giveaway Day Saturday October 28, 2023


Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want.

  • Appropriate: Books, CDs, DVDs, furniture and small appliances, electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware ), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans and, yes, unwanted gifts.                                                                                                     
  • Inappropriate: The Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should not be given away (or picked up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys.

How to put items out:

  • Place items at the roadside in front of your home.
  • Place stickers or signs on the items with the word “FREE”
  • Ensure any items that you do not want taken are kept away from items placed at the roadside.
  • At the end of the day, bring any uncollected items back into your home. The Township will not collect unwanted items left at the roadside.                                                                                                                                                                    Consider donating to a local charity.

How to pick items up:

  • Respect other people’s property
  • Take only the items that are marked “FREE” and placed at the roadside.
  • Don’t leave previously picked up items on the roadside at other people’s property.
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