Second Hand Sundays

Do you have stuff you'd like to get rid of but it is too good to put in the rubbish or too bulky to take to your local second-hand store? Then this may be your answer!  Any day can be Second Hand Sunday, if you have items to give away, pop them out with a sign and wait for someone to find your treasure (remember not to leave them out overnight), or save them up and take part in the Annual Spring Clean, held on the first Sunday in October, save the date in your calendar, register your address and make it a community affair by getting your neighbours involved!

Second Hand Sunday works like a garage sale, but no money changes hands. For the annual event, you register your address and we advertise them the week prior. You don't have to register your address, but it's unlikely people will find your goods otherwise. You can stay with your items or leave them unattended (at your risk).

What you need to do after registering:

1.      Gather the items you want to give away.

2.      Identify a suitable site on your property boundary - e.g. driveway or near your letter box

3.      On Sunday from 9.00 am onwards:

  • Display the poster on your letter box
  • Place items at the site no earlier than 9.00am.
  • At 5pm remove any items left, if they are left outside your property you'll be in breach of a bylaw.

4.      Exclusions: No food or dangerous goods, chemicals, faulty electrical equipment, firearms or rubbish.

If you are collecting items:

  • Only collect items at households where the Second Hand Sunday poster is displayed.
  • Only collect items between the advertised hours
  • We recommend you have electrical items checked to make sure they are safe.
  • Do not enter their properties - no one wants to trespass.

Disclaimer: I understand I am responsible for uncollected goods and will move them back inside if not collected by end of day. By my participation in the Second-Hand Sunday activities I agree to abide by the terms and conditions set out and that the Clutha District Council has no liability to any person for any loss of or damage to goods or for injury or death to person whether arising from negligence or otherwise and in anyway caused by or connected with the Second-Hand Sunday activities. I agree that things such as food or dangerous goods like faulty electrical equipment, chemicals or firearms will be excluded from this activity.

Page reviewed: 04 Oct 2017 8:40am