Drive. Park. Sell! The annual Car Trunk Sale returns July 16, 2022

Registration for vendors is open


The City of Nanaimo is bringing back the popular annual Nanaimo Recycles Car Trunk Sale and registration is now open for interested vendors.

On Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents looking for a bargain or a unique buy can join up to 100 vendors selling used items from the trunk of their cars 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.

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 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 100 vendor spaces available.


"Pizza costumes, popcorn makers, Father's Day ties and toys, toys, toys! With 150 vendors and a steady flow of buyers, the Car Trunk Sale is a perfect opportunity for sellers to turn clutter into dollars and for buyers to find a bargain over buying new. Don't miss this one! Now, where did I put that singing Big Mouth Billy Bass?"

City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • In August, following the Car Trunk sale, the City will also be holding it's Reuse Rendezvous (August 13 and 14). This is an opportunity for residents to place quality, reusable items at the curb with a free sticker for others to pickup and make use of, ultimately extending the items life and keeping it out of the landfill.


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