Have you ever noticed that couch, dresser, desk or TV left outside on the street only to be picked up by the dump truck? Have you ever thought how someone could probably make use of these? A low-income family, a student, or maybe even you? Wouldn't it be nice if there was a better way of disposing of these items, to let others know about them before they get crashed and trashed?
curbsidegoodies.com specializes in sharing information about free items left out on the curb. With this new and amazing solution, anybody can easily mark the spot on the map where the item is located and provide a small description. This can be done by the actual person throwing the items away or by anyone else noticing them on the street. Consequently, those looking for free household goods will be able to find them here.
Once our communities begin using this service, the amount of useful merchandise going to the trash will decrease significantly, old items will find new home and the landfill size will be reduced. One small step in helping your neighbourhood and the environment!
If you support this initiative we need your help. Your generous donation will help pay for hosting, advertising, and additional development which includes mobile apps and search options. Any amount is acceptable.
How to save a goodie from going to the landfill? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Why there are no pins in my region?
Free goodies are marked on the map by individuals like you. These people can remove the marker (pin) if they notice that the item has been collected. It is also possible that you're the first person using this service in your region.
How long do the pins remain on the map?
Pins expire after 48 hours. If your item hasn't been picked up by then you can reactivate it using the original activation link in our email.
How should I display my goodies?
Please note that some cities do not allow placing of unwanted items on the curb unless it's a waste collection day. However, you can still place items in front of your home and describe their location clearly (e.g. in front of garage door). Also, we recommend labeling each item with a FREE sticker or sign like this one.
Who's behind this project?
This website has been developed by Web Task Technologies., an Ottawa IT company.
Note: You can also right-click in the exact location on the map.
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