Citywide Garage Sale

                                                                               SATURDAY - October 5, 2019 - 9 am to 3 pm

                                                                                       ******* Over 48 locations*******

The finalized map with locations and listings is available both electronically (click "finalized map" to view, download and print) and as an 11 x 17 hardcopy to simplify shopping for all interested parties.  Some hosts missed the map deadline.  While driving around, please keep an eye out for additional sale locations.  


  This event is rain or shine.  In the event of inclement weather, it is the host's purview to cancel or proceed.

Maps (hardcopies) will be available in a newsstand unit at both the Recycling Center in the Exchange Zone at 7501 Schmidt Lane and the Community Center between the parking lot and the Main Hall entrance at 7007 Moeser Lane.  Please look for the newsstands.   


  If you missed the map deadline, please host your event, especially if you are near sales included on the map.  There is a high probability the public will find your sale while driving around looking for listed host locations.

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