Citywide Garage Sale
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This boat was for sale at the Citywide Garage Sale on May 18 &19.  The owner received several offers for the vessel and was even presented with $5,000 cash from one potential buyer.
This boat was for sale at the Citywide Garage Sale on May 18 &19. The owner received several offers for the vessel and was even presented with $5,000 cash from one potential buyer.
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On May 18 & 19, the City of Pleasant Hill held their first annual citywide garage sale, co-sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Civic Action Commission and Republic Services. During April and May, over 170 sellers went online at PleasantHillGarageSale.com and placed a free ad that listed their address and description of items being sold. Buyers could browse the ads and pick and choose which yard sales they wanted to visit. Buyers could even view all the garage sale listings on a map, zoom in, and click on individual yard sale icons for more details.

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.

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