Ottawa Freecycle Weekend


I’ve written before about how much I love curb shopping–a lot! I love finding useful and beautiful things in the trash and giving them a new useful life at my house.

Well, this weekend is a curb shopper’s dream come true: an “official” Ottawa Freecycle Weekend. Or as the City of Ottawa is calling it, the “Give Away Weekend“, coming at the end of Waste Reduction Week. The idea is simple: the city is encouraging people to put their unwanted items out on the curb with a “Free” sign on them, so neighbours can “shop” the streets, bringing home anything that looks appealing.

I think this is a fabulous idea: the city encouraging people to re-purpose and reduce waste. Do you curb shop? Do you have any great curb shopping triumphs to share? Does your city have an official Freecycle weekend? Let me know in the comments!

Happy curb shopping everyone 🙂


2 thoughts on “Ottawa Freecycle Weekend

  1. I really wish we did. I often walk by something and think, I could give it new life, but until my clutter is cleared I cannot begin to repurpose items for other people 🙂

  2. I live in Hamilton and I wish we had an official Freecycle day. I agree it is an excellent idea. He have a pretty active group and people are always leaving stuff out by the curb for others to take. There’s an apartment building near our house that always has furniture. We once gave away a big standing basketball next for free and they man who took it was just speechless that were didn’t want anything for it. He was so excited for his daughter who’d really wanted one. It was worth it just to see how happy it made him.

    Enjoy the weekend, I’m jealous, as it sounds like lots of fun!

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