The third annual Car Trunk Sale is just around the corner!

Vendor registration still available


Bargain hunters will find trunks full of treasure at the City of Nanaimo's third annual Car Trunk Sale on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm. Residents looking for a bargain or a unique buy, can join over 100 vendors selling used items from the trunk of their car in the Country Club Centre parking lot. This free-to-attend reuse event aims to give unwanted household items a longer lease on life and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Vendor spots are still available for those wishing to give their once loved items a new life. Residents interested in becoming a vendor at the Trunk Sale can register in advance to reserve their spot by emailing

Link to Strategic Plan: Supporting Environmental Responsibility 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 trunk 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 City programs for waste collection and recycling.
  • Registration for spaces for vendors is on a first come, first served basis. There are a total of 150 vendor spaces available.


"Park your car, pop your trunk and make a bit of cash as you pass along those items you no longer use! We have room for a few more vendors, so sign up now!"

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


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

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