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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Sofas, TV’s, skis and furniture: Just some of the items you’ll see up for grabs on curbsides in Bloomington. It’s part of their annual “Curbside Clean-up Program.”

On Friday, Christmas came eight months early for some Bloomington residents.

“There’s a lot of treasures here,” said Bloomington resident Julie Evans, looking at the

Evans says it’s well worth the $21 each household pays year to year, to participate in the program.

Although there’s increased traffic, most residents seem appreciative of the service.

“It’s going to keep it out of the landfill. It keeps me from having to buy it. So, it’s a win-win,” said Evans.

The Bloomington Director of Public Works Karl Keel does caution: This year, metal prices are up and the city’s heard complaints from residents about people scouring for metal.

“When they scavenge copper out of appliances sometimes they do that improperly and actually illegal, and they release Freon and other floral carbons to the air, which is not a good thing,” said Keel.

Although no criminal activity has been reported yet, the city says police are aware and willing to take action.

If you live in Bloomington, there are some rules for exactly what you can and can’t put out and there’s also a pick-up schedule. For that information, click here.

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