Pass it On! Tips for Large Item Disposal

Got a new mattress, box spring or couch? Not sure what to do with the old one?

Well the first thing NOT to do is to put it outside anywhere on your property. Your intention may be to haul it to the the dump at some point. However, by placing it outdoors on your property, you’re negatively impacting your community in the following ways:

- Old furniture left outside is unsightly and causes a nuisance condition, which attracts further nuisance issues and escalates untidiness in the neighbourbood.

- The item may be taken from your yard. It then typically will get abandoned in an alley, on someone else’s property, on a roadway (causing a serious safety concern), or in our beautiful River Valley.

You can make a difference in your community!

Keep these items indoors until you have the time and means to remove them from your property. The City of Edmonton’s Big Bin Events accept household items that can’t be set out for regular waste collection (at no charge!). Twelve weekend events are held in various locations throughout the City. Visit “edmonton.ca/bigbinevents”:https://www.edmonton.ca/bigbinevents for more information.

The City of Edmonton and you…working together for a safe and clean community!

Information and photo provided by the City of Edmonton.

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  • Shake-Up Festival Celebrates Winter in Boyle Street – The Shake-Up Festival was a free family event on February 18 in The Armature area (96 Street & Jasper Avenue) featuring entertainment, food trucks, wagon rides, hot chocolate, and more, from Winter Cities Edmonton. The event also featured axe-throwing demonstrations. Paula E. Kirman

  • Shake-Up Festival Celebrates Winter in Boyle Street – The Shake-Up Festival was a free family event on February 18 in The Armature area (96 Street & Jasper Avenue) featuring entertainment, food trucks, wagon rides, hot chocolate, and more, from Winter Cities Edmonton. Here are some of the Indigenous drummers and dancers who took part warm up by one of the fires. Bottom: The event also featured axe-throwing demonstrations. Paula E. Kirman

  • Bissell Centre Hosts Memorial – The Bissell Centre drop-in hosts a memorial several times a year to honour the lives and memory of some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable people. The March service was presided over by Rev. Rick Chapman, Chaplain at the Bissell. Os- kapewis (Cree for “helper”) Lloyd Cardinal shared some words and songs with his large drum, and members of the community were invited to speak as well. The ceremony also included a smudge. Sharon Pasula

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