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A person can certainly declare his chametz to be owner-less before the 14th of Nissan, just as a person has the ability be mafkir any piece of property at any time. However, there is a special mitzvah on the 14th of Nissan called Tashbitu it comes from the Exodus 12:15 אַךְ בַּיּוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן, תַּשְׁבִּיתוּ שְּׂאֹר מִבָּתֵּיכֶם On "Yom Rishon" you ...
It seems that from the Shulchan Aruch HaRav in Siman 435 Sif-Katan 4 that chametz that was left over Pesach also needs "biur" just like the Chametz from before Pesach and wouldn't be enough to simply throw it away.
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