SHORA’s 2nd Annual “Reclaim Market”
Date: Saturday, September 9 th , 2017
Time: Residents 8-10am; Public 10am-5pm
Where: Curbside, throughout the Sheridan-Homelands Community
What is a “Reclaim Market?”
A “Reclaim Market” is a sort of free garage sale. People can place items they no longer need or want
curbside, and people are invited to take from the items that have been put out. As an alternative to a
garage sale, it is more of a “Someone’s trash is another person’s treasure” idea.
The purpose of the event is to encourage landfill diversion, but also to build a sense of goodwill within
How it works
1. Go through your household and select items that are no longer needed or wanted, but would be
able to be used by someone else
2. On Saturday morning, BEFORE 8 am, place all the items by the curb where you usually place
your garbage. This is important, as it will allow excess items to be picked up by the Municipal
waste collection on garbage day.
3. Go through the neighbourhood and look for new treasures from other people’s curbs! You DO
NOT need to be on hand to monitor or facilitate treasure-hunters at your own curb.
4. After the market, leave items at the curb or bring them to a thrift store. Non-profit collectors
will be invited to go through the community AFTER the market to pick up items for donation.
5. Anything left after that will already be curbside for waste collection on Monday, September 12 th .
That day, there is a garbage limit exemption, so anything left out will go to landfill.
What kinds of items are appropriate to put out?
All materials put out should be in GOOD or WORKING condition. It is not a JUNK market, but rather an
opportunity for residents to offer things that they no longer need or want. If it looks like junk, wait for
garbage day to put it out.
Some suggested items that would be appropriate are:
-Housewares (Dishes, cookware, lamps, etc.)
-Books, CD’s, DVD’s, magazines
-Toys, games and puzzles
-Recreational equipment (sporting goods, outdoor toys, art and craft supplies)
-School supplies, backpacks, lunch bags
Who can come to the “Reclaim Market?”
In neighbourhoods immediately surrounding us, there are a number of residents who may be in need of
basic household items and supplies. Young students, New Canadians, and people who receive income
assistance may really benefit from having access to your unwanted items.
In order to MINIMIZE the amount of items going to landfill, the event will be advertised to surrounding
communities as well. In order to ensure that the Sheridan-Homelands residents are able to get around
the community themselves, the Resident “market” will be from 8-10am. For surrounding areas, the
event will be advertised from 10am to 5 pm.