Get ready for Giveaway Weekend


The Spring Giveaway Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. Don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage — set it out at the curb on Giveaway Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures.


Giveaway items could include:

  • Books, CDs and DVDs
  • Old furniture and small appliances
  • Construction materials including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws
  • Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • Unwanted gifts


Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out at the curb. At the end of the day, bring any uncollected items back to your home.


The Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that used children’s items such as baby walkers, yo-yo balls, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds, toys and other child-related items should not be placed at the curb for Giveaway Weekend.


Also, used helmets should not be left at the curb for Giveaway Weekend. If you need a new helmet, several retailers are offering discounts on June 6 and 7 only. Visit for a list of retailers


For more information on rules for setting out items and Giveaway Weekend etiquette, please visit

OttawaStart Staff


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