Reuse Rendezvous is coming up this weekend!

Annual City-wide swap meet will take place August 10 and 11, 2019


Reuse Rendezvous, Nanaimo’s longest running reuse event, is back by popular demand on August 10 and 11, 2019. This annual event is designed to keep useful items from going to waste by providing Nanaimo households an opportunity to give old household items a new lease on life.

Residents 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. Please mark items set out for others to take with a free tag and be sure to remove and dispose of any leftover items after August 11. This event is a great opportunity to declutter (or reclutter!) your homes and have fun seeking out bargains across the City.

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 10 and 11, 2019.
  • Mark items with “FREE” tags. Please remove any leftover items after August 11, 2019.
  • 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.


"Reuse Rendezvous is a great event not only for households looking to pass along unwanted items and bargain hunters looking for treasures, but it also provides people with the opportunity to get involved in environmental sustainability by extending the life of gently used household items and diverting waste from the landfill."

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


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

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