Citywide Garage Sale
FIRST ANNUAL 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.
|Free||Disposal||Bring your unwanted items to your neighborhood's free annual Neighborhood Dumpster Day||Neighborhood Dumpster Days|
|Free||Disposal||Request 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 duplex||Richmond Environment Resources|
|Free||Disposal||Request a free curbside bagged item pick-up for regular trash and yard waste if you live in a single-family home or duplex||Richmond Environment Resources|
|Free||Disposal||Dispose of your mattress for free when you take it to a drop-off site||Richmond Environment Resources|
|Free||Disposal||Dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) such as batteries, paint, electronic devices, pesticides, and fluorescent bulbs for free at a drop-off site||Household Hazardous Waste|
|Free||Donation & Gifting||Donate your items to a Goodwill or Salvation Army||Find a Goodwill drop-off site|
Find a Salvation Army drop-off site
|Free||Donation & Gifting||Donate 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 items||Bay Area Rescue Mission|
|Free||Donation & Gifting||Donate your clothing to a local USAgain drop box||Find a Richmond drop box|
|Free||Donation & Gifting||Join 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|
|Varies||Disposal||Pay a fee to drop-off debris at a nearby Transfer Station or Landfill||Republic Services|