“Giveaway Day” Returns to Kingston on October 24

Published on: 2020/10/16 - in News

Kingston residents are invited to take part part in “Giveaway Day” on Saturday, October 24 – putting out unwanted, reusable items that neighbours may want out at the curb.

Giveaway Days are one of the events utilized by the City to help keep items that can be reused or repurposed out of landfills and to help Kingston divert household waste from landfill that creates climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions and leachate.

The City advises taking COVID-19 precautions this Giveway Day by wearing a mask if you can’t maintain a 2-metre physical distance while picking up items, to wash/disinfect the items you pick up as soon as possible, and by washing or disinfecting your hands after handling items that haven’t yet been disinfected.

Items appropriate to put out include books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.

The Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada states that items that that should not be given away or picked-up include baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys.

Previously scheduled Giveaway Days were cancelled in the months of April, June and August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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