Red Deer’s Kick it to the Curb returns

Kick it to the Curb returns to Red Deer this weekend providing residents the opportunity to find a new home for unwanted and unused items.

This year, on the third full weekend of the month from July to October, residents are encouraged to kick their unwanted items to the curb. 

“Residents love the Kick it to the Curb program. We had to cancel the events for May and June in accordance with the Public Health Orders,” said Lauren Maris, Environmental Program Specialist. “But we know Red Deerians spent much of their time this spring cleaning and sorting through their homes, so we are very happy to bring back this event to help them rehome those items and keep them out of the landfill.”

The first weekend is July 18 and 19. Items should be clearly identified with a “free” label so others can find a new life for them.

Participants are encouraged to thoroughly clean items, use good hand hygiene and maintain at least two metre distance from anyone outside of their cohort group.

Items that are always a hit include books, DVDs, furniture and tools. To see a link to items that should be avoided, like child car seats, visit reddeer.ca/kickit.

Similar to past years, Waskasoo Environmental Education Society will be offering their Trash to Treasure Swap Meet. Anyone who would rather not put small, unwanted items on their curb or whose home doesn’t have a curb can bring their items to Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The Trash to Treasure Swap Meet will be held the same four weekends throughout the summer and fall as Kick It to the Curb.

Mark your calendars for Kick It to the Curb weekends: July 18-19, August 15-16, September 19-20, and October 17-18.

For more details, please visit www.reddeer.ca/kickit