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Citywide Garage Sale
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Citywide Garage Sale

                 Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9 am to 3 pm

*** Over 65 Locations******* 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th:  A finalized map with locations and listings will be available both electronically and as an 11x17 hardcopy to simplify shopping for all interested parties. 

2016 Citywide Garage Sale Map - 69 Locations

Maps (hardcopies) will be 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 newsstand.

TIP:  If you missed the deadline for the map, please host your event any way especially if you are near other sales.  The public will find you while they are driving around even if you are not included on the map as a host location.

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 the reuse, it gives residents a chance to get rid of clutter; it is also a fun community event and a chance to get to know neighbors.