Trunk Sale offers new twist on reuse and recycle

Can’t hold your own garage sale, but want to sell, trade or give away some of your unwanted or pre-loved stuff?

Can’t hold your own garage sale, but want to sell, trade or give away some of your unwanted or pre-loved stuff?

Then you’ll want to take part in the inaugural Trunk Sale at Okanagan College on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Organized by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, the event champions’ reusing and recycling, and is an opportunity to lessen the amount of unwanted and unused items ending up in our landfill.

“This is the perfect chance to unclutter your life,” said Rae Stewart, waste reduction facilitaor for the regional district.

“Our first annual Trunk Sale encourages you to get your unwanted stuff to someone who wants it by joining in on this huge sale, all in one big parking lot at Okanagan College.

“It’s going to be a fun community atmosphere of bargains, reuse and meet the neighbours.”

Stewart explained that the idea is to provide a unique opportunity to people who wouldn’t normally be able to host their own garage or yard sale, those that live in condos, apartments, or simply have no yard.

“But we’re not limiting it in that way. If you just want to show up and sell or trade your wares, you’re still welcome.”

Stewart says trunk sales are very popular in the U.K., but not as well known here.

“Just as the name suggests, you do the selling from the trunk of your car, van or back of your pickup,” she said.

“Simply load up your vehicle with the goods you want to sell, bring a table with you if you need one, or just sell straight from the back of your vehicle. There’s no charge to secure a spot to sell from on sale day, but you do need to pre-register in order to take part.”

Deadline for registrations is Tuesday, Oct. 11, by the end of the business day.

To register, call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250. (Set up for sellers on the day of the sale will be between 7 and 8 a.m. only.)

For buyers looking to shop for bargains, the Trunk Sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 15,   in parking lot #17 of the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Rd., right next to the Student Residence buildings.

There is no cost for the general public to come shopping on sale day.

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