Trash to Treasure - Saturday, April 22

It’s Trash to Treasure time again! The RDCK is celebrating Earth Day by promoting this bi-annual reuse event on Saturday, April 22nd. The one-day event encourages people to give away gently used items to those who may find value in them. It’s also an opportunity for residents to get out and explore their neighbourhoods, meet new people and find treasure!

“Trash to Treasure is an easy way for residents to find a second life for unwanted household goods,” says Ann Bunka, Chair of the RDCK Joint Resource Recovery Committee. “Reuse is an important principle of waste reduction, and will help to slow down the amount of garbage entering our landfills.”

On Saturday, April 22nd, residents are encouraged to place any gently used, unwanted household goods together at the front of their property in a location that can be safely accessed by treasure hunters. A sign should clearly indicate which items are available to take for free. By 4:00 pm the same day all remaining items should be gathered up and taken inside.  In order to ensure these events’ continual success, we ask that residents keep their community clean by removing leftover items!

Trash to Treasure days happen twice a year in April and October. Click HERE for more information and to download a Trash to Treasure sign for your property. 

For more information on the three R’s of waste reduction: reduce, reuse, and recycle, please visit the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s (RCBC’s) website at or call their hotline at 1-800-667-4321.

For further information, please contact:
Shari Imada
Environmental Services Coordinator
PH: 250-352-8192

The content on this page was last updated April 12 2017 at 2:52 PM