Held following Earth Week, the annual event is part of the City’s ongoing waste-reduction efforts. Participants dispose of their unwanted items in an earth-friendly way, while benefiting from the additional bargain hunters drawn out by the large number of garage sales. Last year, over 140 households signed up.
To participate, Port Coquitlam residents simply plan a garage sale at their home on April 25 from at least 9 am to 1 pm, and register online.
Participants who register by the deadline of April 15, 2015 will get free advertising for their sale in the Now News City newspaper ad prior to the event, as well as on the garage sale webpage.
All participants will be responsible for packing up any unsold items, similar to any regular garage
sale. The City will not be picking up unsold items, and instead is encouraging participants to donate
leftover items to charity.
Donate Leftover Items
The City will not be picking up unsold items and encourages residents to donate left over items to charity to benefit those in need and reduce the amount of waste generated.
Several area charities accept donations of household items (please phone ahead regarding larger items).
• Salvation Army Thrift Store, 2275 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam: 604-942-0505
• Share Family & Community Services Society Thrift Store, 2404 St. John’s St., Port Moody: 604-931-5510
• Value Village, 2739 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam: 604-464-9179
• Shop-4-Paws Thriftstore (benefits Coquitlam Animal Shelter), 1049 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam: 604-931-5222
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