Sign Up By April 11 For City-Wide Garage Sale

The City of Port Coquitlam’s City-wide garage sale is coming up on April 21, giving residents a chance to declutter, make some cash and find a new home for reusable items.

Held during Earth Week, the tenth 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 100 households signed up.

To participate, Port Coquitlam residents plan a garage sale at their home on April 21 from at least 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and register online by April 11 at

New this year, the City will be offering up space in the parking lot at Gates Park on Reeve Street between Atkins Avenue and Kelly Avenue. This will allow Port Coquitlam residents living in a multi-residential building that may not have the space or are not permitted to hold a garage sale to sell their items. Space is limited and residents are required to sign up in advance. Residents who sign up for this space are responsible for their own belongings, set up, take down and clean up.

Participants who register by the April 11 deadline will get free advertising for their sale in the Tri-City newspaper prior to the event, as well as on the garage sale webpage at

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 encourages participants to donate leftover items to charity.

Several area charities accept donations of household items and clothing (please phone ahead regarding larger items):

Tips for hosting a successful garage sale:

Tips for garage sale shoppers:

Visit the website for more tips for garage sale hosts and shoppers, as well as recycling and re-use information and addresses of registered garage sales.

Inquiries about the City-wide Garage Sale can be directed to 604-927-5315 or


Pardeep Purewal
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
T: 604.927.5335