Mayor Walsh's Greenovate Boston Program Announces First Citywide Community Yard Sale

Sun, 06/29/2014 (All day)

*Invites every resident to participate*

BOSTON - Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Boston’s first citywide Community Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. The event, organized by Greenovate Boston, seeks to promote the reuse and recycling of goods, and reduce the amount of bulk waste sent to the curb. It is one of many new steps the City is taking to help reduce solid waste and bolster recycling efforts in Boston.

“Disposing of bulk waste comes at a significant cost to the City,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Yard sales are a great way for residents to divert waste, save money, and even get to know your neighbors better.”

Residents can participate by hosting a yard sale on June 28 or 29, and register online at Yardsale. GreenovateBoston.org. Via this website, shoppers will be able to see a map of all the yard sales being held that weekend across the city, and preview items for sale. The website application also provides resources to help residents recycle and donate any unsold items.

“The Community Yard Sale is just one of many steps the City is taking to help reduce trash sent to the curb,” said Brian Swett, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space. “It also provides a great opportunity to help educate and raise awareness about the importance of being eco-conscious consumers and citizens.”