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Citywide Garage Sale
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Citywide Garage Sale

                SATURDAY, MAY 20th, 2017, 9 am to 3 pm

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

Spring 2017 Citywide Garage Sale Map is now available. 

Hard copies are 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.  Hard copies are available at City Hall in the lobby at 10890 San Pablo Avenue.

TIP:  If you missed the deadline for the map, please host your event any way especially if you are near listed sales.  The public will probably 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 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.