Citywide Garage Sale

                                                                         spring 2022 citywide garage sale
                                                                            ****may 7th - 9 AM TO 3 PM ****

MARK YOUR CALENDARS to participate in the 31st Citywide Garage Sale scheduled to occur on Saturday, May 7th.

Registration forms with fees are due no later than the end of the business day on April 15, 2022.  Please drop-off your legibly completed forms at any of the following city facilities:  Recreation (7007 Moeser Lane), City Hall (10890 San Pablo Ave), or the Recycling Center (7501 Schmidt Lane).  You can also mail your completed form and payment to:  The City of El Cerrito, Attn:  Environmental Services Division, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.  Please include your email on your registration form to edit your listing prior to maps being printed.

Garage sale maps sized 11x17 with locations and listings will be circulated on Friday, April 29th electronically with hardcopies posted at the same above city facilities.

Registration fees cover the cost of advertising and promotion which includes creating an 11x17 hardcopy map, advertising the event in citywide  newsletters, classified newspaper ads, and online.


Contact us via email or call us at 510.215.4350.

please note:  This event is rain or shine.  In inclement weather including poor air quality due to wildfire smoke, it will be the host's purview to cancel or proceed.

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.

Items at a Garage Sale