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​​​​​​​Town of BWG Curbside Treasure Hunt Day:
Saturday, June 22, 2019

​If you participated, please click to take a 2-minute survey!​​

On Saturday, ​June 22, 2019, Town of BWG residents are invited to take part in the first annual Treasure Hunt Day by placing unwanted, gently used items at the curb for other residents to take for their own use, free of charge. This is a great opportunity to give unwanted items a new life while keeping them out of landfill!

How to give away Treasure:

  • Place unwanted, gently used items at the curb in front of your home by 7 a.​m. on June 22, 2019.
  • Items must be clearly labelled with a FREE sign. Make your own or click here for printable signs​.
  • Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb by 7 p.m. that evening. Items left at the curb after Treasure Hunt Day is over could result in a by-law violation.
  • Only put out items that are still in good condition for re-use or able to be repaired.
  • ANY ITEM THAT CAN POSE A DANGER to another person must NOT be left at the curb. For example, appliances with doors that a child could crawl into and get trapped should not be left out, or should have the door removed first. Anything with a sharp point or edge may not be left out. 
  • Safety equipment such as car seats and helmets should not be reused/given away. Please visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau to find out about items that are NOT safe to give away.
  • Keep items you do NOT want to give away far from the curb to avoid confusion.
  • Please keep sidewalks and hydrants clear.

How to hunt for Treasure:

  • Tour the neighbourhoods of BWG to find what's been put at the curb for the taking.
    (Feel like venturing further? Newmarket is hosting a curbside giveaway the same day!)
  • Only take items that are clearly marked FREE.​
  • Please respect private property and do not walk on people's lawns or knock on doors to inquire about items.
  • ​Obey traffic laws at all times (e.g. do not block traffic and driveways or park illegally) and watch out for children.

What to do with unclaimed items:

  • Items must be removed from the curb at the end of the day to avoid a by-law violation.
  • Consider donating unclaimed items to charitable, non-profit organizations or community groups.*
  • Post your item for trade or sale on local buy-and-sell Facebook groups.
  • To have leftover items picked up by Simcoe County waste collection, you must make an appointment and pay a fee of $40 for up to 5 items. (Don’t have 5? Get together with a neighbour to share the cost!). ​There is no free bulky item collection service in Simcoe County. Click for details.
  • Take your items to the local ​waste depot for proper disposal or recycling. Click for locations and details.

*Wondering Where to Donate?
(​​If you would like to provide informatio​​n about a local charity that will accept used household goods, please send it to​ and we would be pleased to add it here.)

Habitat For Humanity Huronia

  • Donate a wide variety of gently used items including furniture, doors, decor, appliances, flooring, lighting, tools and more. View the complete list​.
  • To arrange a pick-up call 1-877-835-8001 or go to their website to fill out the form.
  • You are still required to remove your items from the curb by 7 p.m. on June 22 and then make arrangements for pick-up. 

Please note: Information provided by the Town of BWG about Treasure Hunt Day ​is intended as helpful advice only; it is ​not legally binding. Curbside Treasure Hunt Day participants are responsible for the goods they are giving away and the goods they are acquiring. The Town of BWG does not accept any liability for any actions taken by participants in the Treasure Hunt Day or for the type or quality of goods being given away or acquired as part of the Treasure Hunt Day.