Curbside Giveaway Day in Oshawa and Durham Saturday


Published May 1, 2024 at 4:50 pm

Saturday is Curbside Giveaway Day in Oshawa and around Durham Region, when residents are invited to place unwanted items in good condition – clearly marked as free – on their curb for anyone to pick up.

At the end of the Giveaway Day (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) the unclaimed items are returned to the home. Residents can then donate them to charity or a local thrift shop or post them on a free classifieds website, such as Kijiji, Varage or Facebook Marketplace.

Building on the success of last year’s event, Curbside Giveaway Day is an event organized in co-operation with the local area municipalities, where residents can offer items that may still be useful for others at the curb on Curbside Giveaway Day.

How to participate:

  • Check out the full list of acceptable and unacceptable items.
  • Mark all your items ‘free’ that you wish to give away and place them at the curb
  • Return unclaimed items into your home by 7 p.m. (Material left at the curb after the Curbside Giveaway Day will be subject to by-law enforcement.)

Baby items such as car seats and cribs should not be placed at the curb for safety reasons.

  • Do not block traffic, sidewalks or place items on the road.
  • Do not trespass on other people’s property, block other people’s driveway or park illegally.

Continue to follow safe and sanitary practices when participating in a giveaway by clean or disinfect items prior to the giveaway. Clothing or other fabric items should be laundered before being offered the same practice should be applied to any clothing you acquire during the event.

Curbside Giveaway Day is an opportunity to reduce the amount of garbage going to disposal by giving away your unwanted items or by going on a treasure hunt to find some new-to-you items. It’s a fun way to help the environment while connecting with your community.

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