Second Chance Week

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In recognition of the many benefits of reuse, Morgan Hill, South County, and Gilroy hold their annual "Second Chance Week" each September. "Second Chance Week" is a full week of events designed to give your stuff a second chance!

Second Chance Week 2022

Event Flyer

Garage Sale Application


Inventory List (PDF)

Tips for a Successful Sale (PDF)

Schedule for September 10th - 18th

With the goal of keeping materials out of landfills, "Second Chance Week" features a different way to Reuse, Resale, and Repair each day of the week:

Saturday, 9/10, and Sunday 9/11: Gilroy Citywide Garage Sale

Monday, 9/12: "Universal Waste Awareness Day"

Tuesday, 9/13: "Trash Nothing Day"

Wednesday, 9/14: "Donate Coats for Kids and Adults Too Day"

Thursday, 9/15: "Second Sight Day", donate old eyeglasses

Friday, 9/16: "Recycle Your Cycle Day"

Saturday, 9/17 and Sunday, 9/18: Morgan Hill/South County Citywide Garage Sale

In case a garage sale is not possible for you, you can still 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 or the Friends of the Gilroy Library

Donating to Goodwill, Find a Location

Donating to Hope Services

Center for the Development of Recycling- A nifty tool to tell you where to recycle almost anything!

Recycling Centers (PDF) in Gilroy