Thursday, May 2, 2013

Giveaway weekend - NEXT weekend

The first giveaway weekend of 2013 is this weekend on May 11 and 12. Be green and let others use items that you are no longer using. The tips or 'rules' of the giveaway the City of Winnipeg sets are below:

Tips if you are giving away items:
·         Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street.
·         Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign.
·         Keep any items safely stored away that you don't want to give away.
·         Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.

Examples of giveaway items include:
·         books, CDs and DVDs
·         furniture, electronics and small appliances
·         sports equipment and toys
·         yard and gardening tools and equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, snow throwers, rakes, shovels)
·         kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
·         unwanted gifts
·         construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood)
·         clothing

Please do not put out:
·         items that could be unsafe
·         items infested with bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding)
·         toilets (with a flush volume of 13 litres or more)

Tips if you are cruising the curbs looking for treasures:
·         Take only the items at the curb marked "FREE.”
·         Respect other people's property – don't walk or drive on people's lawns or gardens.
·         Don't discard any items on another person’s lawn.
·         Obey the traffic laws at all times (e.g., don't block traffic, park illegally or block people's driveways with your vehicle)
·         Watch out for children.

For more information on the giveaway weekend, including what to do with leftover items:
·         visit
·         contact our 311 Centre, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at
·         download the mywaste app at

For information on items that aren’t safe to give away (e.g., baby walkers, lawn darts), visit:

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*New* Gardening Workshop - Pallet and transplant

The next gardening workshop in the 2013 series is going to be held on Friday May 17 from 1 - 3 pm. It will be held at Ralph Brown Community Centre 460 Andrews Street; through the McGregor Street entrance). 

You will be able to make a pallet garden to grow flowers, vegetables or herbs. Its a neat way to grow greens the green way! You'll also get some handy information on how to transplant your seedlings to your garden (pallet or otherwise). 

If you plan on coming, we'd appreciate you letting us know for planning purposes, but it isn't required. Feel free to contact Sharon, our new Community Development worker at 204-927-2340 or Madelaine at 204-290-4214 or send us an email at

Workshop coming up next.. Planting day!