Drive. Park. Sell! The annual Trunk Sales are back with two more summer events!

Vendor registration is now open


They're back by popular demand - the City of Nanaimo is once again hosting the annual Nanaimo Recycles Car Trunk Sales. There are two dates for this summer and registration is now open for interested vendors.

On Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents looking for a bargain or a unique buy can join up to 150 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 reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill.

The second Nanaimo Recycles Car Trunk Sale will take place on Saturday, Aug 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vancouver Island University in Lots L and M.

For more information on this and other Reduce and Reuse events, visit Residents interested in becoming a vendor at the Trunk Sale must register in advance to reserve their spot by emailing with the subject line: 2024 Trunk Sale Registration.

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.
  • Registration for spaces for vendors is on a first come, first served basis. There are a total of 150 vendor spaces available.
  • The Trunk Sale can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by giving used household items a new lease on life.


"Everyone loves a bargain and to see old items find a new life. The Trunk Sales give Nanaimo residents two great opportunities to find "new-to-them" purchases and declutter at the same time, all while keeping waste out of the landfill."

City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • The City will also be holding it's annual Reuse Rendezvous event on July 20 and 21. 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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