Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale Photo 

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018, 9 am to 3 pm
     ****70 Registered locations****


Citywide Garage sale map

is now available to simplify shopping for all interested parties.  This popular event is a great opportunity to support and encourage reuse while reducing clutter.
 Hardcopies are also available in a newsstand unit at both the Recycling Center in the Exchange Zone (7501 Schmidt Lane) and the Community Center between the parking lot and the Main Hall (7007 Moeser Lane).  More copies are available at City Hall in the lobby on the first floor (10890 San Pablo Ave).


  If you missed the deadline to be listed on the map, please host your event any way especially if you are in close proximity to locations included on the map.  It is highly probable that the public will find you while they are driving around looking for the listed host locations. 

Planning ahead?


Fall Citywide Garage Sale is set to occur on Saturday, October 13th. 
dID You Know?
In 1990, El Cerrito resident, Marianne Hegeman, proposed the concept of a Citywide Garage Sale to the El Cerrito City Council. Hegeman, an avid proponent of reuse and recycling, got the idea shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake in October 1989, when many residents in El Cerrito could not have their home foundations inspected because their garages were packed full of stuff. The City Council endorsed the idea and the City has held one or two garage sales per year ever since.

Each year the City’s Recycling + Environmental Resource Center designates a date for residents who want to participate and hold their own garage sales. The City then advertises and promotes the event, attracting shoppers from all over the East Bay. The event not only promotes reuse, it also gives residents a chance to get rid of clutter; it is a fun community event and a chance to get to know neighbors.