Goods Exchange Weekend begins May 19

Guelph, Ont., May 16, 2017 – Guelph’s spring Goods Exchange Weekend is May 19 to 22.

Residents looking to get rid of unwanted household items or pick up gently-used pieces such as furniture, appliances, and toys are encouraged to participate in the Goods Exchange Weekend.

To participate in this free community re-use event, residents can follow these simple steps:

  • Clearly label items you wish to give away as “Free” and place them at the curb after 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19.
  • Prevent misunderstandings by ensuring items such as children’s bikes, toys, and gardening tools are not accidentally left near the curb.
  • Over the weekend, tour your neighbourhood to see what great finds are at the curb.
  • Remove items that were not picked up from your curb by 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Items left at the curb may be subject to a fine or cleanup fee under the Waste Management Bylaw.

Goods Exchange Weekends take place in the spring (May) and fall (September) each year.

Bulky Item Collection Program

Large items, such as furniture and appliances, are not collected as part of regular weekly curbside collection. Residents who miss the Goods Exchange Weekend can make arrangements to have large items picked up at the curb through the City’s user-pay Bulky Item Collection Program.

For more information

Heather Connell, Manager, Integrated services
Solid Waste Resources, Environmental Services
519-822-1260 extension 2082