City of Nanaimo to Host Second Annual Car Trunk Sale

Registration now open for vendors


The City of Nanaimo is pleased to bring back the popular Car Trunk Sale for its second year. On Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm, residents looking for a bargain or a unique buy, can join 150 vendors selling used items from the trunk of their car in the Country Club Centre parking lot. This free reuse event aims to give unwanted household items a longer lease on life and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Residents interested in becoming a vendor at the Trunk Sale must register in advance to reserve their spot by emailing

Link to Strategic Plan: Supporting Environmental Responsibility and Social Equity by extending the useful life of household items.

Key Points

  • The Trunk Sale promotes the 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.
  • The truck sale can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by giving used household items a new lease on life.
  • Trunk Sale visitors can also learn more about Phase 2 of the automated garbage collection system.
  • Registration for spaces for vendors is on a first come, first served basis. There are a total of 150 vendor spaces available.


"This unique opportunity brings together a vibrant community of people interested in finding a new life for their used household items and shows the commitment Nanaimo residents have in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill for disposal."

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


Nanaimo Recycles Trunk Sale 2017
Nanaimo Recycles Trunk Sale 2017
View the sights and sounds of last year's Trunk Sale.


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

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