Second Chance Week
Doesn't your stuff deserve a second chance?
18th Annual Second Chance Week (PDF) will be held in South County from September 11th-September 19th, 2021. The 2021 Gilroy Citywide Garage Sale event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 18th & 19th.
Online applications are available here. A couple of other useful pages are:
In recognition of the many benefits of reuse, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and South County will hold their 18th annual "Second Chance Week" event the week of September 11th through the 19th. With the goal of putting more used stuff back into circulation and keeping it out of the landfills, "Second Chance Week" features a diverse range of innovative reuse, resale, and repair activities. This year's events are:
- September 11th & 12th: South County Citywide Garage Sale
- September 13th: Universal Waste Awareness Day
- September 14th: Freecycle Day
- September 15th: Donate Coats for Kids and Adults Too Day
- September 16th: 2nd Sight Day - donate used eyeglasses to the Lion’s Club
- September 17th: Recycle Your Cycle Day - donate old bikes for reuse
- September 18th & 19th - The Gilroy Citywide Garage Sale
Be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates on "Second Chance Week" or send us an email with your questions.
To find out where you can donate unwanted items at any time throughout the year, check out our Reduce Waste Through Reuse (PDF) brochure. Please note: This is a large file and may load slowly.
Here are some other resources that you may find useful:
- Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste (operating schedule/make an online drop-off appointment)
- Household Hazardous Waste Program (PDF) brochure
- Freecycling (PDF) - where one person’s trash is another’s treasure!
- How to Dispose of Electronic Waste (e-waste) (PDF)
- Digital Green Global for E-Waste Recycling
- Got unwanted books? Donate to the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library (PDF) or the Friends of the Gilroy Library (PDF)
- Donating to Goodwill (PDF)
- Donating to Hope Services (PDF)
- Center for the Development of Recycling- A nifty tool to tell you where to recycle almost anything!
- Recycling Centers (PDF) in Gilroy
- Martin’s Recycling in Gilroy
- Westside Recycling in Morgan Hill