THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Thunder Bay is hosting the city’s first ever Treasure Days – Community Re-Use Event this weekend. The city-wide event will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday Sept. 7, weather permitting. “We hope that lots of people will get into the spirit of this new program,” said Jason Sherband, Coordinator of Solid Waste Diversion & Recycling. “Treasure Days are a great opportunity to tour your neighbourhood to see what great deals you can find. It’s a perfect fit for students just setting up for the school year and for anyone wanting to find a new home for items they no longer need that are in good shape.”
Everyone is encouraged to participate. Anyone with items in good condition that they are willing to give away can put them out at the curb after 5:00PM EDT on Friday, Sept. 5. Clearly label the items ‘FREE’. Over the weekend, everyone is encouraged to tour their neighbourhoods see what kinds of treasures they can find.
Popular exchange day items include sporting goods, small appliances, books, art, tools, toys, and furniture. Remember to keep items that aren’t ‘giveaways’ like bikes, toys and tools well away from the curb to avoid misunderstandings.
Anything that isn’t taken by treasure hunters must be removed from the curb by Sunday at 7 pm. Items left at the curb are subject to enforcement as per City By-Laws. They will not be collected by the City and must be taken in or delivered and donated to second hand/re-use shops.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to re-envision waste by taking part in this goods exchange day. Treasure Exchange Days are an action item from the Solid Waste Management Strategy and supports our community’s efforts to reduce waste.