Curbside Giveaway Days
Spring has arrived and many of us are eager to get organized. Sometimes we have things we no longer need that other could use. The Town of Newmarket five Curbside Giveaway Days are a great way to do just that. This year we are offering downloadable signs and stickers to help our community.
During select Curbside Giveaway Days, Newmarket residents are invited to place unwanted, gently used items labelled FREE at the curb for other residents to take for their own use, free of charge. This is a great opportunity to give unwanted items a new life while keeping them out of landfill!
2019 Newmarket Curbside Giveaway Days:
Saturday, April 27
Saturday, June 22
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 24
Saturday, October 26
What to do:
Place unwanted, gently used items clearly labelled with a FREE sign at the curb in front of your home by 7 a.m. on the morning of the above dates. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb by 5 p.m. that evening. Items left at the curb could result in a By-Law violation.
Curbside Giveaway Etiquette & Safety Tips:
Use your discretion when deciding whether or not to place items out to the curb. Items should still be in good condition for re-use or able to be repaired.
Keep items you do not want to give away close to your house or inside to avoid confusion.
Please keep sidewalks and hydrants clear.
Please respect private property and do not walk on people's lawns or gardens and obey traffic laws at all times (e.g. do not block traffic and driveways or park illegally) and watch out for children.
Only take items that are marked FREE.
What can be placed at the curb?
Books, CD's, and DVD's
Furniture and small appliances
Sports equipment and toys
Yard and gardening equipment (e.g. lawn mowers, shovels, rakes, etc.)
Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
Construction material (e.g. nails, paint, wood, etc.) and tools
Artwork and mirrors
What should not be placed at the curb?
Items that are not re-usable (place garbage out for collection on your scheduled garbage collection day - curbside limits and set-out rules still apply).
Items that could be infested with bed bugs (e.g. mattresses, furniture, bedding).
Visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau to find out about items that are not safe to give away.
What to do with unclaimed items:
Consider donating unclaimed items to charitable, non-profit organizations or community groups rather than placing out for waste collection.
Post your item for trade or sale on local buy and sell Facebook Groups
Post your item for sale using online websites such as Kijiji or Varagesale
Bulky items (e.g. furniture) left at the curb will not be picked up with regular garbage collection. Please visit the Large Item Removal page for more information.
Items not accepted in the Town's curbside programs (e.g. construction materials, electronics, etc.) should be taken to a York Region waste depot for proper recycling and disposal.
Use Newmarket's Recycle Coach app to determine disposal options for unclaimed items.
By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve great things for Newmarket.