I thought I'd share the following press release and invite you to consider a little Spring Cleaning around your home with the incentive of participating in Curb Day. In Fresno, once per year we have this type of a city sponsored opportunity - in our home we refer to it as "Big Trash Day". For the week prior to "big trash day", it's not uncommon to see folks in pick up trucks cruising the streets, looking for treasures. I'm not sure if "Curb Day" would be legal in my home town, but I could see this being very popular in dense, urban areas. Here are the details:
Curb Day – May 16, 2009
Give your stuff away
How many things do you own but never use? Now imagine the unused stuff all over America. We’re talking perhaps a billion items or more. Collectively, let’s do something great on May 16th.
On that day, just bring your unwanted items to your curb for others to cart off for free. No junk and nothing dangerous or illegal, please. Just usable, working condition durable goods. Please follow local ordinances and the guidelines below.
That’s it – a very simple, yet efficient way to relieve clutter and provide valuable items for those in need.
We don't think many items will be left over after Curb Day weekend. But you should be prepared to remove or dispose of items that are not picked up by others.
And if you could use something for free, take a walk in your neighborhood – you might just find it! The key to success with Curb Day is nation-wide promotion. Please help by publishing this information and sending this email to friends and colleagues.
Obey local ordinances
Place ONLY the allowed items on your curb (see below)
Do NOT place trash, dangerous, or illegal items on your curb (see below)
- Be careful driving that weekend - many drivers will be frequently stopping
Acceptable Items to Donate:
- Computers (with hard drives scrubbed)
- Sporting Goods
- Tools (be careful with sharp blades)
- Yard and Garden Equipment
- Musical Instruments
- Kitchen Utensils
- Plants, Potted Trees, etc.
- Building Materials
- Other Durable Goods
These items are PROHIBITED:
Garbage or Recyclables
- Weapons of any kind
- Dangerous items
- Chemicals of any kind
- Food items
- Illegal Items
Want to help?
Donate your stuff on May 16th
- Tell all your friends - pass this email along
- Tell your local media
- Post this event on Craig's List and other sites
- Send in your ideas, stories, and photos
For more information contact: