Video: Niagara Falls brings back its community curbside giveaway

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Published October 18, 2022 at 2:48 pm

The Niagara Falls Community Curbside Giveaway is happening on October 22 from 7 am to 5 pm and the good news is Environment Canada is calling for it to be a sunny, 18C day in the city.

It happens once a spring, comes back once an autumn and is, not surprisingly, one of the most popular community events in Niagara Falls.

The Community Curbside Giveaway is happening on October 22 from 7 am to 5 pm, rain or shine, and the good news is Environment Canada is calling for it to be a sunny, 18C day in the tourist capital of Canada.

As always, the city says its residents are encouraged to recycle unwanted, reusable items “in the spirit of community and sustainability.”

To participate, residents can place used items in good condition on their property for others to take.

“Mark your items as free with Community Curbside signage found on the City’s website or create your own!” says the city.

“This initiative gives 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. ”

Promote your items locally using the City of Niagara Falls Curbside Giveaway Facebook page found HERE  or share photos on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #nfcurbside.

The city added that any left-over 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,” the city said.

Niagara Falls offered up some 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).

To learn more about acceptable objects to leave on the curb or other information, please visit the City of Niagara Falls website HERE. Here’s a quick one-minute video explaining the event.

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