Time to sign up for garage sales
Residents across the Tri-Cities will be excavating their dusty storage rooms and the dark recesses of their basements as they prepare for city-wide garage sales later this month.
The annual sale gives people an opportunity to get rid of their old stuff and make a few dollars all while avoiding dumping their unused items in the Metro Vancouver landfill.
“We want people to think twice before they trash something,” said Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore. “There’s a good chance their unwanted items can be used by someone else.”
Residents in Port Coquitlam still have time to register for the sale, which takes place on April 16 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (they can extend their sales beyond the those hours). In order to have an address included in the online listing and in newspaper ads running April 13 and 15, residents must fill out their registration before April 8. Forms can be filled out online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/garagesale or at city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.) and the city’s operations centre (1737 Broadway St.). The city of Port Coquitlam will not be picking up any unsold items and encourages participants to donate leftovers to local charities including:
• the Salvation Army Thrift Store (2275 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam);
• the Crossroads Hospice thrift store (2565 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam);
• Share Family and Community Services Society thrift store (2404 St. Johns St., Port Moody);
• and the SPCA Thrift Story (1071 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam).
Coquitlam will also be holding its garage sale on April 16. Those who participate still have time to register today (April 1) and forms can be downloaded from the city’s website (www.coquitlam.ca) or picked up at city hall (3000 Guildford Way).
Some acceptable items include furniture, vehicle tires, appliances (not containing CFCs), mattresses and box springs, barbecues and propane tanks, tree stumps, concrete and glass windows and mirrors. To set up an appointment, call 604-529-4011. While it is too late to register for Port Moody’s city wide garage sale, residents are still encouraged to check out what’s on sale when the event takes place April 9 and 10.