Nanaimo residents can leave stuff they don't want at the curb during Reuse Rendezvous

Nanaimo residents are looking forward to this month’s Reuse Rendezvous, where they can collect free stuff and keep someone else’s unwanted household items out of the landfill.

During the popular event, which runs Aug. 14 and 15, residents are allowed to put out toys, books, bicycles, furniture, clothing and more at the curb for ­others to take.

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Items should be marked with a “free” tag. The City of Nanaimo asks participants not to block sidewalks or bike lanes and to be sure to remove anything left over by Aug. 16.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, watch for children, park carefully and obey speed limits.

Mayor Leonard Krog said Wednesday that the annual city-wide swap meet is a great opportunity to “declutter — or reclutter — your homes and have fun seeking out treasures across our community.”

“Not to mention, you are contributing to greener Nanaimo by extending the life of household items and diverting waste from the landfill.”

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