Kick it to the Curb

Don't put your useful but unwanted items in the garbage. Give them away during Kick it to the Curb.
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Kick it to the Curb is on the third full weekend of every month from May through October.

What is Kick it to the Curb?

Kick it to the Curb is a city-wide event to help Red Deerians reduce and reuse. Place your unwanted but usable items at the front of your property marked with a ‘FREE’ sign. Then explore curbsides around the city to find new-to-you treasures that are marked with a ‘FREE’ sign. 

When is Kick it to the Curb?

Kick it to the Curb is held the third full weekend of the month from May through October. The 2021 dates are:

  • May 15-16
  • June 19-20
  • July 17-18
  • August 21-22
  • September 18-19
  • October 16-17

How Kick it to the Curb works:

Safety

Do not participate in Kick it to the Curb if you or any member of your household is feeling ill. Thoroughly sanitize items that you put out and pick up at curb sites. Be aware of and obey all public health recommendations, including maintaining a 2 metre distance between you and others.

Health Canada advises you to be aware of the potential risks of acquiring second-hand items. Learn more about what items to avoid, such as car seats, helmets, and some toys.

Giving items away

  • ‌Place unwanted, sanitized items at the front of your property. 
  • Mark items with the word "FREE" using masking tape, stickers, or FREE tags (pdf) .
  • Ensure anything you want to keep is well away from your give-away items.
  • 'Advertise' your items on The City's Facebook event page or use #RDKickIt2021 on Twitter.
  • At the end of the weekend bring any uncollected items back into your home. They can be donated to a charity such as Habitat for Humanity, sold or given away on websites such as Kijiji and Freecycle.

Taking items

  • Take only the items at the curb marked "FREE".
  • Respect property; don't walk or drive on lawns or gardens.
  • Don't discard items on another property.
  • Sanitize items before bringing them into your home.

Trash to Treasure Swap Meet

Kerry Wood Nature Centre hosts a Trash to Treasure Swap Meet on the same weekends as Kick it to the Curb. On these weekends take your small, usable items to Kerry Wood Nature Centre and browse for new-to-you treasures. The Swap Meet runs from 10 am - 5 pm for the May event and 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. for the June - October events. Due to COVID-19 precautions, fabric items such as clothes, stuffies, and fabric and yarn crafting supplies will not be accepted this year. Contact Waskasoo Environmental Education Society for more information.

The contents of this web page and other information provided by The City about Kick it to the Curb giveaway weekend is intended as helpful advice; they are not legally binding. Participants are responsible for the goods they are giving away and the goods they are acquiring. The City of Red Deer does not accept any liability for any actions taken by participants in the giveaway weekends or for the type or quality of goods being given away or acquired as part of the giveaway weekends.

Questions?

Environmental Services
403-342-8750
wastemanagement@reddeer.ca