Give old household items a new life at Reuse Rendezvous 2017

The city-wide swap meet will take place on April 8 and 9


Have reusable items you don’t want around the house? Love looking for bargains? If the answer is yes, then you will want to mark Reuse Rendezvous on your calendar!

Participating in Reuse Rendezvous can help both you and the environment by finding a new home for your unwanted household items. Join in the fun and make space around your house by taking unwanted toys, sporting goods, furniture, books, bikes and other items to the curb so that others can take and reuse them.

Reuse Rendezvous is Nanaimo’s longest running reuse event, designed to keep useful items from going to waste. Make it a success by marking items set out for others to take with a free tag and by removing and disposing of any leftovers after April 9.

Treasure seekers: please drive carefully, watch for children, and respect private and public property.

Link to Strategic Plan: The Reuse Rendezvous event supports the City's ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

Key Points

  • Householders – Find a match for your unwanted goods by putting them at the curb in front of your home on April 8th and 9th.
  • Mark items with “FREE” tags. Please remove any leftover items after April 9.
  • Bargain lovers — Join in by searching the city for marked free items you can take home and reuse. Good used furniture, tools, clothing, sporting goods and toys are just some of the great finds you could discover.
  • Have fun but be safe. Watch for children. Respect public and private property. Take only items that you can use. Slow down. Remember to obey traffic signs, speed limits and to park carefully.


"Spring has sprung! The Reuse Rendezvous event is a perfect opportunity for residents to have a spring clean and give unwanted but usable household items a new lease of life. By reusing items residents are diverting waste from landfill and protecting resources. I hope residents take the time to join in, have some fun and grab some great finds."

Manager of Sanitation and Recycling
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • This year’s City-wide swap meet is Saturday and Sunday, April 8- 9.


Reuse Rendezvous 2017 - Freecycling April 8 & 9
Reuse Rendezvous 2017 - Freecycling April 8 & 9


Charlotte Davis
Manager of Sanitation and Recycling
City of Nanaimo
250 758 5222

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Event Information

Start time:Sat, Apr 08, 8:00 AM
End time:Sun, Apr 09, 8:00 PM
Location:City wide
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