Next week, COPE Councillor David Cadman will be bringing a motion to council asking the City Manager to report back on the feasibility of neighbourhood giveaway program so that residents of Vancouver can give away household items to neighbours.
Similar programs occur in Ottawa, Winnipeg and several other cities across North America. This project would have an emphasis on the often neglected “re-use” portion of the three “R’s” – important in a time when the City is looking for new ways to deal with waste.
According to Councillor Cadman, “by offering residents the opportunity to put unwanted goods out for those who could put them to use, we can hopefully divert them from the landfill. Instead, they can be re-used and recycled them as is currently being done in cites across North America and around the world.”