Niagara Falls Curbside Giveaway coming to the city on April 15

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Published April 5, 2023 at 12:26 pm

Want them? They're yours. The Niagara Falls Community Curbside Giveaway is coming April 15.

This has become perhaps the biggest community event in the city all year long and considering that city is Niagara Falls, that is saying something.

Once again, Niagara Falls is doing its Community Curbside Giveaway and it’s being held on Saturday, April 15, rain or shine, from 7 am to 5 pm. The event allowed residents to drive through neighbourhoods and pick up household knick-knacks that they can use right off the curb.

To participate, residents can place used items in good condition on their property for others to take between 7 am to 5 pm. Mark your items as FREE with Community Curbside signage found HERE or create your own.

“This initiative gives useful objects a new life while keeping them out of landfills. It also encourages recycling, builds a stronger community, and contributes to a more sustainable city,” said the city.

Materials must be removed from the curb by 7 pm Saturday to avoid by-law violations and potential fines. The City will not collect any items left at the curb. If you wish to donate any leftover items, contact a local charity or schedule a large item collection with the Niagara Region.

For the curious, the weather agencies are calling for sun with some overcast and a high of 17C on April 15 in Niagara Falls. The next Community Curbside Giveaway – there’s two a year – will be October 21.

Curbside giveaway etiquette and safety tips:

  • Place signs on items that say FREE.
  • Keep objects you do not want to give away close to or inside your property to avoid confusion.
  • Giveaway Program items should still be in good condition for re-use.
  • Keep sidewalks and fire hydrants clear.
  • Obey traffic laws at all times (e.g., do not block traffic, park illegally or block other residents’ driveways).
  • Materials must be removed from the curb by 7 pm Saturday to avoid by-law violations (and potential fines).

Here’s a quick video explaining the event.

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