Free To A Good Home

The City of Orillia’s Treasure Hunt program returns beginning after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic.

The program will run on the third weekend of the month from May to October 2022 to encourage the reuse or recycling of large household items. 

Residents are encouraged to leave unwanted, but still useful, household items at the curb after 5 p.m. on the Friday of the event weekend, and must remove all uncollected items by Sunday at 11 p.m. Residents who fail to remove uncollected items from the curb will be subject to fines under Chapter 877 of the City of Orillia Municipal Code – Solid Waste Management.

These are 2022 Treasure Hunt dates:

  • May 21-22
  • June 18-19
  • July 16-17
  • Aug. 20-21
  • Sept. 17-18
  • Oct. 15-16

Residents are asked to take items placed at the curb only. Do not take any items from lawns. All treasures are claimed in as is condition.

If residents wish to further treasure hunting, residents can visit the Waste Diversion Site. There are different types of items (like household items such as pictures, furniture, and books; paints, stains, and paint thinners and car care products, like waxes and polishes and home and garden products) in the City’s Reuse Depot to take free of charge.

There are more details online about the City’s Treasure Hunt and other reuse programs.

(Photos by Swartz – SUNonline/Orillia)


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