Second Chance Week

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In recognition of the many benefits of reuse, Morgan Hill, South County and Gilroy will be holding our 16th Annual "Second Chance Week" September 8th through the 16th, 2018. Starting with the popular Morgan Hill/South County Citywide Garage Sale on September 8th & 9th, there will be a full week of events designed to give your stuff a "Second Chance"! The event ends with the Gilroy Citywide Garage Sale on September 15th & 16th.

With the goal of putting more used stuff back into circulation and keeping it out of landfills, "Second Chance Week" features a diverse range of innovative Reuse, Resale and Repair activities. This year's events will include:

  •    The popular South County Community-Wide Garage Sale
  •     Freecycle Day
  •     Universal Waste Awareness Day
  •     Donate and Shop at Local Thrift Stores Day
  •     Donate Coats for Kids and Adults Day
  •     2nd Sight Day - donate used eyeglasses to the Lion's Club
  •     Recycle Your Cycle Day - donate old bikes for reuse

Click here to view the event flyer. If you have any questions about the event, check out our FAQ's or send us an email with your questions.

South County Garage Sale SignSouth County Citywide Garage Sale Event

The popular Morgan Hill/San Martin Citywide Garage Sale will be held the weekend of September 8th & 9th and Gilroy's Citywide Garage Sale will be the following weekend, September 15th &16th. Look for the application in your late July/August utility bill or click here to apply online. The deadline to apply is August 31st for Morgan Hill/San Martin sales and September 7th for Gilroy sales. A complete list of participating addresses will be available here on September 7th (after 1pm) for Morgan Hill/San Martin sales and September 14th (after 1pm) for Gilroy sales.

​Garage Sale Signs

Signs can be posted on private property only. Both Morgan Hill and Gilroy Sign Ordinances prohibit putting temporary signs on public property or in the public right-of-way. It is illegal and unsafe to place them on poles, trees, roadway signs, and in road medians or parkways and they may be removed. After the sale, please remember to promptly remove any signs that you have posted.

Garage Sale Resources

In our ongoing effort to minimize waste, we no longer offer hard copies of our Garage Sale Kits. Instead, we are offering a collection of Garage Sale Resources in an electronic format. Please click here to view and download these resources.