According to Anne Baker, Recycling Coordinator for Allied Waste, the citywide garage sale concept began in Antioch two years ago. She wanted to establish one in Pleasant Hill since the website had already been developed. She contacted Pleasant Hill’s Public Information Officer Martin Nelis with the idea, and he was very receptive. He took it one step further by involving the Civic Action Commission.
“Hopefully, working with the commission now that the relationship has been established, we can go further next year with reuse ideas,” said Baker. She felt an additional idea next year might be to have a Reuse Round Up event shortly after the citywide garage sale, where items could be dropped off at a designated location and given to local non-profit organizations in Pleasant Hill and the surrounding areas.