Curbside Giveaway Events
One person’s unwanted but reusable items are someone else’s treasure!
During Curbside Giveaway Days, place used items that are in good condition on your property (next to the sidewalk or curb) for others to take. This initiative gives useful items a new life while keeping them out of landfills. It also encourages recycling, builds a stronger community and contributes to a more sustainable city.
Participate in the 2023 Curbside Giveaway Days on the following weekends:
- Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28
- Saturday, June 24 to Sunday, June 25
- Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, July 30
- Saturday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 27
- Saturday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 24
- Saturday, Oct. 28 to Sunday, Oct. 29
Mark items with a "FREE - Curbside Giveaway" sign (PDF) and set them out between 7 a.m. Saturday morning and 5 p.m. Sunday night. Remember, material not removed by 5 p.m. on Sunday could result in a by-law violation; participants must remember to retrieve their items by that time.
Curbside giveaway etiquette and safety tips:
- Download and print a "FREE - Curbside Giveaway" Sign (PDF) for your items.
- Only take items that are marked "FREE."
- Share your offerings and great finds on social media using #VaughanCurbsideGiveaway.
- Keep items you do not want to give away close to your house, or inside to avoid confusion.
- Keep sidewalks and fire hydrants clear.
- Respect private property and do not walk on people's lawns or gardens.
- Obey traffic laws at all times; please do not block traffic or driveways.
What can be placed at the curb?
- appliances – remove all doors from large appliances
- computers and electronics
- dishes, cutlery
- furniture (no glass panels)
- kitchen gadgets, utensils
- musical instruments
- plants, potted trees
- pots and pans
- sporting goods, toys
- usable paint and building materials
- yard and garden tools and equipment
- other durable goods
What shouldn't be placed at the curb?
- Items that are not re-usable.
- Items that can be infested with bed bugs (e.g. mattresses, upholstered furniture or bedding linens).
- Baby walkers, car seats or other items listed on the Consumer Product Safety Bureau.
What can I do with left over items?
- Donate items to local charitable, non-profit organizations or community groups.
- Post items for sale online on various selling sites or groups.
- If putting items in the garbage, place materials out on garbage collection day - curbside limits and set-out rules apply.
Please note: The contents of this webpage and other information provided by the City about Curbside Giveaway Days is intended as helpful advice only; they are not legally binding. Curbside Giveaway Day participants are responsible for the goods they are giving away and the goods they are acquiring. The City of Vaughan does not accept any liability for any actions taken by participants in the Curbside Giveaway Days or for the type or quality of the goods being given away or acquired.