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Trash or Treasure

Trash or Treasure is an annual community event that provides residents with the opportunity to set out clean, gently used, no longer wanted household items at their curb. Fellow residents (Treasure Hunters) can use an online interactive Treasure Map to locate these items, giving them a new life and diverting them from the local landfill. It's like treasure hunting but without the price tag!

2024 Registration is now closed.

Location: Neighborhoods within Meridian City limits.

Timeframe: 2025 dates to come.

Local Donation Business Treasure Hunters: 2025 dates and time to come.


How to participate as a Treasure Giver

To have your clean, gently used, no longer wanted household items displayed on the Treasure Map and available for Treasure Hunters to find, register by clicking Register Here »

On event day, place your items at the curb where your trash and recycling are collected. If trash and recycling are picked up in the alleyway, place items at the curb in front of your home. Ensure any items you do not want to be taken accidentally are removed from your yard.

Print out the Participant Yard Sign » and place it on your items or close to the items you are trying to rehome. 

How to participate as a Treasure Hunter

Being a Treasure Hunter is fun! Use the interactive Treasure Map at the top left of the page to locate areas where items are set out. 

Take what you want to rehome. It's that simple!


Below are guidelines to help everyone fully take advantage of the event. For HOAs and other neighborhood organizers, download the flyer » to help spread the word.


Please Remember:

  • Only clean, gently used, no-longer wanted household items should be placed out.
  • Place items where your trash is normally collected.
  • Remove items from your yard that you don’t want accidentally taken by mistake.
  • Place your yard sign in a visible location.
  • Only take items from yards where a Trash or Treasure Participant sign is present.
  • Visit the Bulky Item Pickup Service » page to have unwanted large items collected for trash. 
  • If you live in an HOA, please verify with your HOA before placing items outside.


Please Remember:

  • Do not participate as a Giver without registering.
  • Do not place the following items out for event:
    • Basketball hoops with cement footings attached
    • Bathtubs
    • Boats
    • Business Waste
    • Car parts
    • Construction and demolition debris
    • Fence posts
    • Hot tubs
    • Pianos
    • Tires

Local Donation Businesses

If you are a local donation business interested in acquiring items, the City allows local non-profits to look for items on the last day of the event from noon to 8 pm. 

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