Kick It To The Curb

Don’t put your useful but unwanted items in the garbage! Give them another life by giving them away during Kick it to the Curb! This popular event will take place in conjunction with the Household Hazardous Waste Round-up on June 18 and 19, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. 

What is Kick it to the Curb?

Kick it to the Curb is a city-wide event to help Wetaskiwin residents reduce and reuse. Place your unwanted but usable items at the front of your property marked with a ‘FREE’ sign. Then explore curbsides around the city to find new-to-you treasures that are marked with a ‘FREE’ sign. Ensure anything you want to keep is well away from your give-away items.

*The intention of this event is for residents to give away their unwanted items that are still in good, usable condition and for other residents to find a few new-to-them items for their own personal use. Please do not collect items for resale! If you have leftover items after the weekend, feel free to contact one of the second hand stores in the City to see if they would like to take your items, or dispose of them in another approved way (sell, recycle, or take to the landfill).

When is the next Kick it to the Curb?

June 18 & 19, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

How Kick it to the Curb works:

Take only the items at the curb marked 'FREE'. Respect property—don’t walk or drive on lawns or gardens. Don’t discard items on another property. At the end of the weekend any uncollected items can be donated to a charity, sold or given away on websites such as Kijiji and Facebook. Items not collected are the resident’s responsibility to remove by 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening (June 19, 2022). Failure to do so could result in a possible fine. The City will NOT be collecting items left out and not taken away.  

Safety

Do not participate in Kick it to the Curb if you or any member of your household is feeling ill. Thoroughly sanitize items that you put out and pick up at curb sites. Be aware of and obey all public health recommendations. 

What to give
What not to give
  • Books, 
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Artwork
  • Mirrors
  • Sports equipment
  • Toys
  • Yard tools and equipment (ex. lawn mowers, snow throwers, rakes, shovels)
  • Small appliances
  • Kitchen gadgets
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Construction materials (e.g., nails, paint, wood)
  • Clothing
  • Items that could harbor bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, cloth furniture, bedding)
  • Toilets (with a flush volume of 13 liters or more)
visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau to find out about items that aren't safe to give away (ex. baby walkers and lawn darts). 

Health Canada advises you to be aware of the potential risks of acquiring second-hand items. Learn more about what items to avoid, such as car seats, helmets, and some toys.

Giving items away

Step 1: Place unwanted, sanitized items at the front of your property.

Step 2: Mark items with the word 'FREE' using masking tape or stickers.

Step 3: Ensure anything you want to keep is far away from the items you are giving away. 

Step 4: Remove any unclaimed items from the curb by 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening (June 19, 2022). 

Tips for taking items

  • Take only the items at the curb marked 'FREE'.
  • Respect property; don't walk or drive on lawns or gardens.
  • Don't discard items on another property.
  • Sanitize items before bringing them into your home.

Disclaimer

The contents of this web page and other information provided by The City about Kick it to the Curb giveaway weekend is intended as helpful advice; they are not legally binding. Participants are responsible for the goods they are giving away and the goods they are acquiring. The City of Wetaskiwin does not accept any liability for any actions taken by participants in the giveaway weekend or for the type or quality of goods being given away or acquired as part of the giveaway weekend.