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Kick your unwanted items to the curb

Saturday, June 14, 2014   by: Staff



The City of Sault Ste. Marie encourages residents to take part in Sault Freecycle Day – Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Residents can participate by simply placing re-usable unwanted items at the end of their driveway with a sign indicating “FREE” for other residents and neighbours to pick up and take away.

Sault Freecycle Saturday is a Green event initiated by local organizer Anita Beckett.

For additional information, like the Sault Freecycle Facebook page or check out the Sault Freecycle forum for posting items you want or items you have to give away:

Items not picked up by 9 p.m. Saturday evening are the responsibility of participating homeowners/residents and must be returned to their homes.

There will be no special waste pickup by the City Public Works and Transportation department for this event.

A list of organizations that accept donations is available on the Facebook page or via email request to

Let’s recycle on Sault Freecycle Saturday – it’s better to give it away, then throw it away.



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guestwho 6/14/2014 4:47:37 PM Report

is this like they what they did 30yrs ago and did away with?
edz 6/14/2014 4:52:21 PM Report

no guess who that was spring cleanup where the city would pick up stuff to big to put out with regular trash. This is for usefull stuff you dont want any more and will give away
RStephens 6/14/2014 5:06:01 PM Report

THAN throw it away.
soowat 6/14/2014 6:26:52 PM Report

I was all set to haul out Tim Hudak until edz pointed out it was supposed to be useful stuff
kamen 6/14/2014 6:40:26 PM Report

hahahaha soowat epic post. Hopefully more people will freecycle this year....I hope people will post addresses on the freebies page on here for easier findings
Sam C 6/14/2014 8:18:29 PM Report

In fact, when we had the "Spring Cleanup", people who stopped and picked-through people's junk at the curb were yelled at by homeowners, and (if memory serves) could even face a fine according to the ByLaw in force at the time.
jojoe71 6/14/2014 9:32:31 PM Report

The curb scalpers will be first on the job. To take stuff home and resell it . sad but true as there will be lots of people that need things.
Floyd 6/14/2014 9:49:32 PM Report

Hey....Spring Clean Up was a great thing back in the day. I was a kid then and we used to scout the neighbourhood and get some pretty good old stuff. I remember a few times bringing home old bikes that we could use. There were a lot of kids back then and a family with 7 or so kids wasn't unusual...but it was hard for everyone to have a bike. We brought a lot of junk home and it was fun....harmless. My sister found an old tin box on Oakwood Drive once....filled with coins!...Let the fun begin!
edz 6/15/2014 5:53:17 AM Report

if its a success the history channel will likely make yet another terrible reality show 'curb gold'. So recycle but dont make a big deal of it.
Floyd 6/15/2014 6:00:14 AM Report

Good one!
Binder 6/15/2014 8:38:32 AM Report

Here in London Ont. you can put your items any day of the week at the curb with no sing required all year except the snow season and it is taken away quickly. A great way to recycle.
caper 6/15/2014 7:05:57 PM Report

Yes, London is a place they pick up at curb side, so is Ottawa and many other cities, yet in this city they can't even do it once a year.

What a disservice to the citizens of this community especially the elderly !
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