Citywide Garage Sale
SATURDAY - October 5, 2019 - 9 am to 3 pm
******* Registrations due, September 9th*******
In the Fall and the Spring, the City of El Cerrito coordinates the Citywide Garage Sale. We help to advertise the event through the Bay Area News Group, our citywide brochure publication, newsletters, and our website. Hosts are encouraged to publicize their event to help make the day a success. A complete map with listings is provided one week prior to the event, both electronically and as an 11 x 17 hardcopy to simplify shopping for all interested parties. This popular event is a great opportunity to support and encourage reuse while reducing clutter.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, it is the hosts purview to cancel or proceed.
Maps (hardcopies) are available in a newsstand unit at both the Recycling Center in the Exchange Zone at 7501 Schmidt Lane and the Community Center between the parking lot and the Main Hall at 7007 Moeser Lane. Please look for the newsstands.
Online registration is now available! If you prefer a hardcopy Garage Sale Registration Form, please mail it with fees to: City of El Cerrito, Attn: OESD, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito or drop it off at the Recycling Center business office (7501 Schmidt Lane), City Hall (10890 San Pablo Avenue) or the Community Center business office (7007 Moeser Lane). Thank you.
The finalized map with locations and listings will be available on Thursday, September 26th, 2019: on this webpage, in the Exchange Zone at the Recycling + Environmental Resource Center (7501 Schmidt Lane) and the Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane) in newsstands. Additional copies will be available at City Hall (10890 San Pablo Avenue), the ECMAC (10940 San Pablo Avenue), and the El Cerrito Library (6510 Stockton Avenue).
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.