Citywide Garage Sale

                                                                         spring 2022 citywide garage sale
                                                                     ****Shop 41 LOCATIONS ON mAY 7TH****

If you missed the deadline to be included on the map, please consider hosting your sale any way.  It is highly probable that customers will find your sale while driving around searching for mapped locations.

Hardcopy maps sized 11x17 are available starting today, Friday, April 29th, in newsstands located at the Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane) facing the parking lot and at the Recycling Center (7501 Schmidt Lane) in the Exchange Zone.

Paperless Copies Linked Below:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS (Next Event):  Fall 2022 Citywide Garage Sale date Saturday, October 8th. 
Stay tuned for the registration form and fees.  


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