THUNDER BAY – The City of Thunder Bay’s popular Treasure Exchange Days returns on June 23 and 24, giving residents a chance to discover one-of-a-kind treasures while reducing waste.
Anyone wishing to give away gently used items can leave them out on the curb any time after 5 pm, on Friday, June 22. Clearly label the items FREE. Over the weekend, residents are encouraged to tour their neighbourhoods to see what treasures they can find.
“This is our seventh Treasure Exchange Days event,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “This event continues to be popular among City residents, and we’re excited to bring it back this year.”
Residents are also encouraged to post their items on social media using the hashtag #TbayTreasureDays. Then, in addition to the touring their neighbourhood, they can also search the hashtag on social media for free treasures.
Items to leave out may include furniture, small appliances, sporting goods, books, art, tools, and toys. Residents are reminded to keep items that are not giveaways, such as bikes, toys, and tools, well away from the curb to avoid misunderstandings.
Anything that is not taken must be removed from the curb by Sunday, June 24 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 put away or donated to second-hand/re-use shops.
Treasure Exchange Days are an action item from the Solid Waste Management Strategy and support our community’s efforts to reduce waste.