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Free Kerbside Giveaway Weekend

21st November 2019


Give your reusable unwanted items a new home and keep them out of the landfill! This is an opportunity where residents can place any of your underutilised items on the road reserve for FREE collection by other residents. The clean-up and removal of any items that fail to be given away is the responsibility of the owner, not Council. Tour your neighbourhood and the whole town to find hidden treasures.

Thank you for participating in our Giveaway Weekend – it's another way to reduce waste going to the landfill!

2020 Dates to be announced soon.

Rules for setting out items

  • All FREE items must be placed at the kerb on your front street
  • Label items with a ‘FREE sign or sticker
  • Ensure items you do not want as part of this event are far away from the curb or safely stored away
  • Remove leftover/unclaimed items from the kerb by 7pm on Sunday (fines may apply if failure to comply)
  • Giveaway items should still be in good condition for re-use
  • Unclaimed items left at the kerb will not be picked up with the regular garbage collection – you are responsible for the removal of these items. See below for suggestions on getting rid of unclaimed items

Giveaway Etiquette

  • Respect other people's property – don't walk or drive on lawns, gardens or go up driveways
  • Take only the treasures marked free at the kerb
  • Don't discard previously picked-up treasures on another person's lawn
  • Obey traffic laws (e.g. don't block traffic or park illegally)

Giveaway Items Could Include

  • Books, CDs, DVDs
  • Old furniture and small appliances
  • Sports equipment and toys
  • Kitchen gadgets, dishes, pots and pans
  • Electronics
  • Clothing
  • Yard and gardening equipment (e.g. lawn mowers, snow blowers, rakes, shovels)
  • Unwanted gifts

What not to give

  • Items infested with bed bugs (e.g. mattresses, bedding)
  • Toilets
  • Dangerous or hazardous goods (e.g. batteries, cleaning fluids, items with sharp edges)

What to do with unclaimed items

  • Leftover items can be donated to charitable organisations