Give old household items a new life with Reuse Rendezvous

Annual City-wide swap meet will take place August 11 and 12, 2018


Nanaimo's annual swap meet, Reuse Rendezvous returns by popular demand on August 11 and 12, 2018.

Reuse Rendezvous is Nanaimo’s longest running reuse event, designed to keep useful items from going to waste. Nanaimo's households can participate by taking unwanted toys, sporting goods, furniture, books, bikes and other items to the curb so that others can take and reuse them. 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 August 12.

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

Key Points

  • Households – Find a match for your unwanted goods by putting them at the curb in front of your home on August 11 and 12, 2018.
  • Mark items with “FREE” tags. Please remove any leftover items after August 12, 2018.
  • 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.


"The City's Reuse Rendezvous is a great opportunity for people to get out and explore their neighbourhoods and potentially discover a treasure that needs a new home. Extending the life of gently used household items is one of the most effective ways to help protect our environment."

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

Quick Facts

  • Participating in Reuse Rendezvous can help both you and the environment by finding a new home for your unwanted household items and diverting waste from the landfill.


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

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