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'X' marks the spot this weekend for treasure hunters in Bradford

Curbside Treasure Hunt an easy way to keep unwanted items out of the landfill and give that used sofa, TV set or lamp a new home
Curbside Treasure Hunt 2021.

Treasure hunters, take note.

This is the weekend of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Curbside Treasure Hunt, when residents are invited to see for themselves the truth of the old adage  “one person’s trash is another’s treasure.”

Residents are invited to set their unwanted and gently used items at the curbside from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, to be picked up free by any passing treasure hunter.

It’s an easy way to keep unwanted items out of landfill and give that used sofa, television set, lamp or knickknack a new home.

Organizers ask that no broken items or trash are left at the curb. Any items, such as large appliances, that could pose a danger (especially to children) should also not be left out or should have the door removed. Some items, such as used car seats and old cribs with wide spacing between the bars, are also not safe and should not be reused.

To avoid confusion, participants are asked to mark items with a ‘free’ sign, available for downloading from the town website. Treasure hunters should also only take items marked as ‘free.’

Scrap dealers are asked to limit their activities to after 2 p.m., Sunday, and to take items as-is in order to avoid taking items apart and leaving behind the unwanted pieces.

All unclaimed items must be removed by 7 p.m., Sunday, to avoid ticketing by municipal bylaw officers.

Miriam King

About the Author: Miriam King

Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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