Goods Exchange Weekend

Goods Exchange Weekend

As university and college students roll into our great city, the annual Goods Exchange Weekend takes place this weekend starting on September 4th. Here are the details from the City of Guelph website:


The City’s fall Goods Exchange Weekend takes place this weekend, September 4 to 7, 2015.


Whether you are searching for that special something or looking to get rid of a household item, the Goods Exchange Weekend is a great opportunity to exchange re-usable household items such as furniture, appliances, and toys.


To participate in this free community re-use event, residents are asked to follow these simple tips:


• Clearly label items you wish to give away as “FREE” and place them at the curb after 5 p.m. on Friday, September 4.
• 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.
• At the end of the weekend, remove items that were not picked up from your curb by 7 p.m. on Monday, September 7. Items left at the curb may be subject to a fine or cleanup fee under the Waste Management By-law.


Goods Exchange Weekends take place in the spring (May) and again in the 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.