Citywide Garage Sale


SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023

In response to resident requests, the Recreation Division coordinated the first annual Citywide Garage Sale on May 13, 2023 from 9 am to 3 pm. The Citywide Garage Sale encourages residents to reuse and recycle locally and helps garage sale hosts reduce clutter by hosting a garage sale in front of their homes!

Thank you to all participants for making our first event a success! Stay tuned for the next Citywide Garage Sale event which will take place in spring or fall of 2024.

Did You Know?

In 2022, Kathy Webster, a Richmond resident, proposed the Citywide Garage Sale to the Recreation Division. Inspired by the El Cerrito Citywide Garage Sale, Webster felt strongly that one person's trash could be another person's blessing. The garage sale could benefit all parties involved and build community. The Recreation Division reached out to City of El Cerrito to jointly coordinate the inaugural event, resulting in the first regional garage sale event across 3 cities: Richmond, El Cerrito, and Albany.

Resources to Recycle or Dispose of Unwanted Items

If you still have unwanted items after the garage sale ends, make sure you dispose of them legally. Please do not place unwanted items on the curb, as this attracts illegal dumping. Any persons caught dumping illegally or littering can be fined up to $1,000.

Check out all of the resources that you can utilize as a Richmond resident to dispose of, exchange, donate, or recycle your items. 

FreeDisposalBring your unwanted items to your neighborhood's free annual Neighborhood Dumpster DayNeighborhood Dumpster Days
FreeDisposalRequest a free curbside bulky item pick-up for items such as appliances, furniture, exercise equipment, TVs, toilets, rugs, and more if you live in a single-family home or duplexRichmond Environment Resources 
FreeDisposalRequest a free curbside bagged item pick-up for regular trash and yard waste if you live in a single-family home or duplexRichmond Environment Resources
FreeDisposalDispose of your mattress for free when you take it to a drop-off siteRichmond Environment Resources
FreeDisposalDispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) such as batteries, paint, electronic devices, pesticides, and fluorescent bulbs for free at a drop-off siteHousehold Hazardous Waste
FreeDonation & GiftingDonate your items to a Goodwill or Salvation ArmyFind a Goodwill drop-off site
Find a Salvation Army drop-off site

FreeDonation & GiftingDonate your items to a local organization that serves the unhoused community such as Bay Area Rescue Mission or Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) - contact the organization ahead of time to ensure they will accept your itemsBay Area Rescue Mission
FreeDonation & GiftingDonate your clothing to a local USAgain drop boxFind a Richmond drop box
FreeDonation & GiftingJoin a "Buy Nothing" group and offer your unwanted items to a local family in need; consider starting your own group if there one doesn't exist for your area in Richmond!Buy Nothing Project
VariesDisposalPay a fee to drop-off debris at a nearby Transfer Station or LandfillRepublic Services