Citywide Garage Sale
fall 2021 citywide garage sale
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The City will be hosting the 2021 Fall Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 9th from 9 am to 3 pm. As in years past, we will coordinate the host locations to create the map and advertise the event. The registration fee pays for creating the citywide map (hard copies and the electronic document), newspaper ads with the Bay Area Newsgroup, and advertising in all citywide newsletters, including utilizing the City's website. The maps will be available a week prior to the Saturday event, that is, on Saturday, October 2nd.
If you are interested in being a host, please complete the registration form between now and Friday, September 10th, so that your location will be included on the map.
You can mail in your registration form with your payment to the City of El Cerrito. Please address it to: City of El Cerrito, Attn: OESD Citywide Garage Sale, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito OR please drop the registration form off with your payment at one of the following city facilities: City Hall (10890 San Pablo Ave), Recycling Center (7501 Schmidt Lane), or Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane).
please note: This event is rain or shine. In inclement weather, 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.