Stony Plain, AB: Ready for spring cleaning? Get your cleaning underway in time for the annual Treasure Hunt and Large Item Drop Off returning to Stony Plain the weekend of May 5.

The Treasure Hunt will be in full swing on May 5 and 6. Community members can shop the front lawns of participating neighbours to repurpose household goods and reusable items. Following the Treasure Hunt, residents are encouraged to take usable left-over items to their local donation center for repurposing. The Large Item Drop Off event will be taking place at the Public Works yard on May 7 from 9AM to 4PM for residents to drop off their larger items for free disposal.

“Treasure Hunt is a great opportunity to do a little spring cleaning and meet your neighbours during this fun community event,” says Operations Administrative Assistant Patricia Cook. “The program encourages our community to recycle by repurposing and reusing household items and treasures they might find along the way.”

For the Large Item Drop Off, there is no limit on the number of large items residents can bring to the Public Works yard; however, only eligible items will be accepted. All participants will be required to provide identification verifying Stony Plain residency. They will also be required to unload their own items into the bins.

Items eligible for drop off include:

  • Household furniture
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Large kitchen appliances (fridges and freezers must be empty)
  • Small equipment (lawn mowers and hedge trimmers with oil and gas removed)
  • Barbeques
  • Bicycles and dismantled equipment

Ineligible items include:

  • Mattresses
  • Tires, vehicle parts, motors, engines
  • Railroad ties
  • Construction and home demolition materials
  • Household waste (clothing, organics, recycling)
  • Electronic waste
  • Hazardous waste

“The annual Treasure Hunt is a Town tradition that has grown into a local favourite. Residents really enjoy getting out and seeing what treasures they can find. It’s also a wonderful way to promote reusing household goods. I encourage everyone to get out during the weekend, look around, meet neighbours, and see what you might find,” says Mayor William Choy.

All residents participating in Treasure Hunt are reminded to remove leftover items from the curbside following the event.

Visit the Stony Plain website to learn more the annual Treasure Hunt and find information on waste disposal.