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Sign-up Now to Host Garage Sale at Annual Santa Cruz Event

Post Date:09/03/2014


Mary Simmons, Waste Reduction Manager, (831) 420-5449

Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166

The City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department welcomes residents to join the 15th annual Garage Sale Weekend, Oct. 4-5, by hosting a sale. The popular event is organized each fall to promote local reuse, repair and resale opportunities. This year participants may register online to be included as part of the Garage Sale Treasure Map.

Bargain hunters may use the treasure map to locate the various sales and also search for specific items. This online feature (which is smartphone and tablet compatible) will also help shoppers map the best route to the sales that interest them thereby saving time and gas.  In 2013 there were 85 garage sales to choose from; even more are expected this year.

Santa Cruz residents are encouraged to consider reselling toys and clothes that may be outgrown or outdated and turning unused items like dishes, record albums and kitchen gadgets into cash.

Garage sale kits are available at no charge. The kits contain signs, labels and a “Great Tips” booklet. For a free garage sale kit, please call (831) 420-5160.

Garage sale hosts may expect many shoppers as the City will promote the event including advertisements in major local media.

The 15-year success of the annual Santa Cruz Garage Sale Weekend underscores that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure while helping to keep the community green.

To sign up to host a garage sale or gain more information, please visit


About the City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department

The Public Works Department provides the City of Santa Cruz with a variety of services including engineering design, traffic engineering and maintenance, storm water management, street maintenance, resource recovery management, waste reduction programs, wastewater management, flood control and parking control. The Public Works Department is committed to bringing the Santa Cruz community the highest possible quality of life.

 Trula Hickman Annual Garage Sale Weekend

Trula Hickman enjoyed shopping at a recent Garage Sale Weekend; Santa Cruz. 

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