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 COVID-19 Response: Waste & Recycling

Some waste programs and services have been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please follow the link below for a complete list of those affected, as well as information on safe and responsible waste handling.

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Saskatoon Curbside Swap

curbside swap

A Swapping Success!

We had over 430 listings for the Curbside Swap on Sept 19, and those are just the ones we know about. Thanks for helping to divert reusable items from the landfill. Great work Saskatoon!

Let’s redefine “what’s old is new again” Saskatoon!

Reduce the amount of garbage ending up in the landfill by giving away your stuff to someone or finding free stuff of your own.  At a Curbside Swap, you place your unwanted items in good condition on your property (next to the sidewalk or curb) and mark them as free for anyone to pick up or go out on a treasure hunt of your own to find what your neighbours are giving away for free.

Anyone can plan a Curbside Swap just by putting out swappable items with a "free" sign. Consider coordinating with neighbours or contact your Community Association to plan a Swap for your whole neighbourhood. View the Curbside Swap Host Manual for more information. 

List Your Curbside Swap

View Curbside Listings

Downloadable and customizable materials

This material may help you promote your event: 

COVID-19 Guidelines

In accordance with the guidelines that the Government of Saskatchewan implemented for yard and garage sales, "Swappers" must comply with the following:

  • Do not host an event if you are feeling sick/unwell.
  • Maintain a physical distance of two metres between individuals.
  • Swaps are to be hosted by a single family. Group events are not permitted at this time, including extended households.
  • Clean and disinfect tables and items prior to the swap.
  • Clothing or other fabric items should be laundered prior to swap. We also recommend laundering any clothing you have acquired through the swap.
  • Minimize physical contact with attendees.
  • Do not provide food and beverages – complimentary or for sale.

More information on garage and yard sales can be found here.

Acceptable items

Clean and disinfect all items prior to the swap.

  • Appliances
  • Bicycles
  • Tools
  • Furniture
  • Books/movies/CDs/DVDs
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Building material
  • Computers and electronics
  • Yard and garden equipment
  • Clothes - Launder clothing prior to and after swapping.
  • Usable paint
  • Sporting goods
  • Musical instruments
  • Plants, potted trees, etc.
  • Other durable goods

Unacceptable items
  • Opened or used medical PPE (e.g. face masks/shields, gloves, or sanitizing products of any sort)
  • Garbage or recyclables
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Food items
  • Mattresses
  • Dangerous/illegal items
  • Car/booster seats
  • Baby gates and walkers
  • Cribs/cradles

For more information on unacceptable items, visit the Consumer Products Safety Bureau website.  

Unclaimed items
What you can expect from us
  1. Provide online tools so you can share your event details with friends and connect with other treasure hunters by listing your curbside swap on our website.  
  2. View curbside swap listings posted by other curbside swap organizers on our website. 

How you can help us
  1. Mark all your items free that you wish to give away.
  2. Do not put out items with potential safety hazards, for example weapons, chemicals, mattress infested with bedbugs, broken furniture or expired child car seats.
  3. Do not block traffic, sidewalks or place items on road.
  4. Do not trespass on other people’s property, block other people’s driveway or park illegally.
  5. Be in compliance with the Temporary Sign Bylaw No. 7491.
  6. Return unclaimed items into your homes by 6:00 p.m.