Citywide Garage Sale


SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023

In response to resident requests, the Recreation Division is coordinating the first annual Citywide Garage Sale on May 13, 2023 from 9 am to 3 pm. The Citywide Garage Sale encourages residents to reuse and recycle locally and helps garage sale hosts reduce clutter by hosting a garage sale in front of their homes!

How it works:

  • Residents register their households to host a garage sale. The non-refundable registration fee is $10.
  • The Recreation Division gathers information and creates a map of registered households ahead of the event. The map will be published at least one (1) week ahead of the event.
  • On the day of the event, shoppers access the map to easily find a list of garage sale locations and descriptions.

How to register to host a garage sale:

  • In Person: Download the Citywide Garage Sale Registration Form and bring it to the Recreation Complex, 3230 Macdonald Ave. Pay the non-refundable registration fee of $10.
    • Payment types accepted: all major credit cards, checks, money orders, and cash. Checks and money orders should be made payable to City of Richmond.
  • Online: Register online on our ActiveNet platform by clicking here. You will be required to create an account or log in. Pay the non-refundable registration fee of $10 online.
  • Registration Deadline: The deadline to register in person or online is Friday, April 14, 2023.

Questions? Contact the Registration Office at 510-620-6793 or

NOTICE: This event is rain or shine. In any circumstance, including inclement weather, it will be the host's purview to cancel or proceed. The garage sale map will not reflect any cancelations received after the registration deadline. If a garage sale host is not present when you arrive, please move on to the next location.

Other Garage Sale Events

We've coordinated to have our garage sale on the same date as City of El Cerrito and City of Albany! Shoppers can enjoy garage sales across three cities in one day.

Registration Form

(Formulario de registro)

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Resources to Recycle or Dispose of Unwanted Items

If you still have unwanted items after the garage sale ends, make sure you dispose of them legally. Please do not place unwanted items on the curb, as this attracts illegal dumping. Any persons caught dumping illegally or littering can be fined up to $1,000.

Check out all of the resources that you can utilize as a Richmond resident to dispose of, exchange, donate, or recycle your items. 

FreeDisposalBring your unwanted items to your neighborhood's free annual Neighborhood Dumpster DayNeighborhood Dumpster Days
FreeDisposalRequest a free curbside bulky item pick-up for items such as appliances, furniture, exercise equipment, TVs, toilets, rugs, and more if you live in a single-family home or duplexRichmond Environment Resources 
FreeDisposalRequest a free curbside bagged item pick-up for regular trash and yard waste if you live in a single-family home or duplexesRichmond Environment Resources
FreeDisposalDispose of your mattress for free when you take it to a drop-off siteRichmond Environment Resources
FreeDisposalDispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) such as batteries, paint, electronic devices, pesticides, and fluorescent bulbs for free at a drop-off siteHousehold Hazardous Waste
FreeDonation & GiftingDonate your items to a Goodwill or Salvation ArmyFind a Goodwill drop-off site
Find a Salvation Army drop-off site

FreeDonation & GiftingDonate your items to a local organization that serves the unhoused community such as Bay Area Rescue Mission or Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) - contact the organization ahead of time to ensure they will accept your itemsBay Area Rescue Mission
FreeDonation & GiftingDonate your clothing to a local USAgain drop boxFind a Richmond drop box
FreeDonation & GiftingJoin a "Buy Nothing" group and offer your unwanted items to a local family in need; consider starting your own group if there one doesn't exist for your area in Richmond!Buy Nothing Project
VariesDisposalPay a fee to drop-off debris at a nearby Transfer Station or LandfillRepublic Services