City gearing up for second Trash to Treasure weekend

Posted On Friday August 16, 2019

A record-breaking number of residents are getting ready to participate in the City of Cornwall’s Trash to Treasure weekend!

So far, over 75 homes have signed up for the community yard sale on Saturday, August 24. More than 60 homes have signed up for the giveaway day on Sunday, August 25.

More than 200 treasure-hunters have signed up to receive a map of participating homes.

 

Treasure Maps

 

What is Trash to Treasure?

Trash to Treasure Day is an opportunity for residents to share their gently used, unwanted household items with treasure hunters. The goal is to reuse items rather than sending them to the landfill. Trash to Treasure is an event for the whole community!

Saturday, August 24 is a community yard sale day. On Sunday, August 25, residents can set out items to give away.

 

How can I participate?

The City is no longer accepting addresses for the treasure map. Residents who haven't yet signed up can still participate.

You can also follow the Facebook event to receive updates. Click here to visit the event page.

 

What is eligible to be included in my yard sale or giveaway?

On the Trash to Treasure giveaway day, please do not set out mattresses, hazardous waste, or food.

 

What other rules should I be aware of?

If you have items remaining at the end of the community yard sale or giveaway day, please bring them back inside by 7 p.m. Dumping waste is prohibited. Please donate gently used items to a thrift store, or bring trash to the landfill at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road.

 

I’d like to do more to reduce my waste. What else can I do?

  1. Mark your calendar for I Give A Shirt. This is your opportunity to donate gently used clothing to non-profit groups, simply by setting out bags of clothes on your regular waste collection day! This event takes place October 21 to 25.
  2. Learn how to be a better recycler by using the Recycle Coach app, or use the app on our website at http://www.Cornwall.ca/recyclecoach.
  3. Consider using fewer single-use plastics like grocery bags, produce bags, plastic utensils, straws, etc. Use a reusable water bottle or coffee mug.

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