Goods Exchange Day
September 7, 2012
NORTH BAY, ONTARIO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd IS GOODS EXCHANGE DAY IN NORTH BAY
Goods Exchange Day is a way for all residents of the City of North Bay to actively participate in waste RE-USE, the second R in the 3R’s strategy; Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.
On Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, residents are encouraged to place USABLE unwanted goods at the curb or at the end of their driveways so that other people may take and use them. Re-usable items might include furniture, clothing, books, tools, sporting goods, toys, doors, windows, sinks etc.
Goods Exchange Day is a lot of fun (it’s a city-wide FREE yard sale) and it helps protect the environment in two ways; it cuts down on garbage that would otherwise end up in the City’s landfill, and re-using items saves the energy and the environmental impact of producing new items (such as the pollution created when goods are manufactured).
Residents are asked to place item out after 8:00 am and remove any leftovers by 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012. There will be NO City pick-up of leftover items.
People collecting Goods Exchange Day items are asked to please drive safely and watch for children.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL:
Al Tomek at 474-0400 extension 2331 or the Waste Line at 474-0400, extension 2333
GOODS EXCHANGE DAY
It’s a Saturday morning, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you are on your way to the mall to buy that expensive toy that your child has been bugging you about for a long time. While you are driving, you notice little piles of tools, books, clothing, furniture, appliances and toys. You stop your car and look through some of the goods, and low and behold you see it, the expensive toy you were going to spend $50. on. How much will it cost you here? Nothing, not a cent! Why? Because, this is GOODS EXCHANGE DAY!
Goods Exchange Day is an bi-annual event, put on by the City of North Bay. It’s a day when residents can place usable goods they no longer want on the curb so that other people may take and use them.
The purpose of Goods Exchange Day is to divert usable items that a home owner no longer wants and would otherwise throw out in the garbage. This saves on expensive landfill space, and lets residents participate in waste REUSE, the second R in the 3R’s strategy; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
How can you participate in Goods Exchange Day! It’s easy. Gather all the usable goods that you no longer have use for (furniture, clothing, books, tools, sporting goods, toys, doors, windows, sinks, etc.) and at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 place these items on the curb at the end of your driveway. All uncollected items must removed from the curb by 6:00 pm.
There will be NO City pick-up of leftover items.