“Treasures in the Trunk” Curbside Community Swap

 In Community

Saturday June 4th, 2022

During “Treasures in the Trunk” curbside community swap, District of Invermere residents are invited to place unwanted items, labelled FREE, at the curb for other residents and community members to browse and take for their own use, free of charge.

This is a great opportunity to declutter and find a new home for your unwanted items, while also picking up something you may want or need for free.  This event gives useful items a new life while keeping them out of landfill.

Put your items out at the curb by 8 am on June 4th; anything remaining or not picked up must be brought back inside by 6pm that evening.

Curbside giveaway etiquette and safety tips

  • Download and print a “FREE – Treasures in the Truck Giveaway” Sign (PDF) for your items.
  • Only take items that are marked “free.”
  • Move bikes, toys, and gardening tools away from the curb to prevent misunderstandings.
  • Share your offerings and great finds by taking a picture of your items and posting them and your address on the “Treasures in the Trunk” event page on Facebook and by tagging photos using #Invermeretreasures.
  • Keep items you do not want to give away close to your house, or inside to avoid confusion.
  • Keep sidewalks and fire hydrants clear.
  • Respect private property and do not walk on people’s lawns or gardens.
  • Obey traffic laws at all times. Please do not block traffic or driveways.


What can be placed at the curb?

  • appliances
  • artwork
  • bicycles
  • books/movies/CDs
  • clothes
  • computers and electronics
  • dishes, cutlery
  • furniture (no glass panels)
  • kitchen gadgets, utensils
  • musical instruments
  • other durable goods
  • plants, potted trees
  • pots and pans
  • sporting goods, toys
  • tools
  • usable paint and building materials
  • yard and garden tools and equipment


What shouldn’t be placed at the curb?

  • Items that are not re-usable. Instead place garbage out for collection on your scheduled garbage collection day.
  • Items that can be infested with bed bugs (e.g. mattresses, upholstered furniture or bedding linens).
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Food items
  • Car/booster seats
  • Baby gates and walkers
  • Cribs/cradles


What can I do with left over items?

  • Bring in any uncollected items at the end of the day-6pm!
  • Donate items to a local thrift store, non-profit organizations, or community groups.
  • Post them on a free classifieds websites or post on sale online on various selling sites or groups.
  • Take items to the Reuse Centre at the Windermere Landfill.
  • These items should not be placed in the garbage.


“FREE – Treasures in the Truck Giveaway” Sign (PDF)

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