Don’t throw that useful stuff out! It’s Giveaway Weekend in Ottawa
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By Mary Ellen Kot, Ottawa Citizen, June 9, 2016

While driving in our neighbourhood recently, I noticed a lot of extra items in the garbage. There were toys and all kinds of furniture. I can’t help but wonder if a lot of homeowners still haven’t got the memo about recycling.

Earth Day was in April. Schools all across the city celebrated with assemblies and reminders to reduce, re-use and recycle. Kids were probably busy completing projects and essays on the environment. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if residents caught up with elementary school students and stopped sending useful objects into landfill?