City set to host free event aimed at reusing items

Trunk Sale coming to Nanaimo in September


The City of Nanaimo will be hosting what it hopes will become an annual reuse event on Saturday, September 9th.

The Nanaimo Recycles Trunk Sale entails vendors selling their unwanted items from the trunk of their car to bargain hunters. The free reuse event aims to give unwanted household items a longer lease on life and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

This event is new to the City's calendar and complements the annual reuse rendezvous event which happens each spring.

Link to Strategic Plan: Taking responsibility to become an excellent municipal government.

Key Points

  • The event will take place on Saturday 9th September between 9am and noon in the parking lot of Nanaimo Curling Club at 106 Wall Street.
  • The event is free for everyone, sellers and browsers.
  • Along side the trunk sale visitors can also: Tour our brand new garbage truck, learn all about the new automated garbage collection system, enter our “Name the Garbage Truck” contest to win some awesome prizes and play our “What Goes Where” sorting game.
  • Local radio station 102.3 The Wave will be broadcasting live from the event!


"We hope that this event will prove to be popular, there is a strong tradition of garage saleing in Nanaimo and hopefully the community will embrace this event. We want this event to be free and fun for all. Bring the whole family, grab a bargain and take a tour of our brand new garbage trucks!"

Manager of Sanitation, Recycling and Public Works Administration
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • This is a sale intended to promote reuse and recycling of unwanted “garage sale” type items. No retail-type booths or sale of new items will be permitted . The only new items permitted for sale are items made from recycled materials.
  • Sellers must register in advance to reserve their spot by emailing Crystal Yuen at


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

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Event Information

Start time:Sat, Sep 09, 9:00 AM
End time:Sat, Sep 09, 12:00 PM
Location:Curling Club Parking lot, 106 Wall Street
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