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4 Different Types of City-Wide Garage Sales

Posted by Danielle Heifa on Jan 5, 2017 11:46:55 AM

Planning a city-wide garage sale can take time and energy. Sometimes, time and energy are precisely the things in short supply. The upside is, that having a “sure thing” strategy at the beginning of your process, can save you a lot of headaches later on. So once you’ve decided to plan a sale in the first place, the next step is deciding just what type of city-wide garage sale would fit your city best.

Here are 4 tried and tested formats for a successful city-wide sale:

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Topics: City Wide Garage Sales, Recycling Events

6 Reasons You Should Run a City-Wide Garage Sale

Posted by Danielle Heifa on Jan 3, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Meeting recycling goals can be a challenge. We’re all trying to divert items from the landfill, but with a list of more pressing daily “to do’s” this sometimes gets put on the bottom of our list.

Now, how do you divert items from the landfill? 

Communicating with residents about effective recycling is one thing, but designing successful recycling events that strategically (and definitely) keep waste out of the landfill in the first place, is another. Why not practice instead of preach and run a city-wide garage sale?

Here are 6 reasons why you should run a city-wide garage sale: 

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Topics: City Wide Garage Sales, Recycling Events

How Recycle Coach Can Boost Attendance at Your City-Wide Garage Sale

Posted by Danielle Heifa on Sep 26, 2016 9:04:21 AM

Recycle Coach is a set of communications tools that help municipalities get the word out about their recycling programs. If you’ve been following along in our blog, part of executing an effective recycling program, is learning how to plan successful recycling events.

As we’ve outlined, one of the easiest and most cost-effective events to coordinate is the city-wide garage sale, and part of the planning process is marketing your sale. Recycle Coach can help you with this part of the process, boosting attendance at your city-wide event (both vendors and shoppers) and thus, improving your sale’s success.

Here are some ways that Recycle Coach can help your city-wide garage sale boost attendance: 

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Topics: City Wide Garage Sales, Recycling Events, Recycle Coach Technology

Planning for a Recycling Event: City wide Garage Sales

Posted by Danielle Heifa on Sep 21, 2016 11:12:58 AM

 Learning how to plan a recycling event can be daunting—especially something like a city-wide garage sale.

But running a yearly event like this is one of the most inventive and cost effective ways of keeping items out of the landfill. As they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” If converting trash into treasure means meeting your monthly recycling goals, then roll up your sleeves and follow these simple steps to running a seamless city-wide garage sale. Put in some initial effort and then let your residents do your work for you.

“Work smart, not hard” 

- Somebody smart

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Topics: City Wide Garage Sales, Recycling Events