Once again the City of La Verne, the La Verne Chamber of Commerce, and Bonita High School are working together to give local residents an opportunity to sell off unwanted or surplus items no longer needed at the city’s Fifth Annual Community Yard Sale.
“Often times, these items are thrown away and end up in a landfill, which can take up valuable landfill space,” said Don Kendrick, Mayor of La Verne. “Reselling these items is the perfect solution because, as the saying goes, ‘one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.’”
The event is to free to the public and will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Bonita High School parking lot. Individual sellers, community groups, clubs, teams, or other groups looking for an easy fundraiser with minimal start up costs are all encouraged to participate.
To participate as a seller, the cost of renting a space is $35 for two parking spaces or $25 for a single parking space. Applications are available on the City of La Verne Website, at City Hall located at 3660 D Street, or at the Chamber office located at 2078 Bonita Avenue. To receive an application by mail, sellers can call 909-593-5265. Participants are not required to have a yard sale permit. Spaces sell out, so be sure to reserve early.
“What better way to get a start on spring cleaning?” said Brian McNerney, CEO, of the La Verne Chamber of Commerce. “Or simply get a little shopping in while supporting the city, the environment, and our community as a whole.”
Each year this event offers ways to donate or recycle unwanted items left at the end of the day. “Not only is the yard sale a great way to reuse quality items, but it also helps the City of La Verne to meet challenging state waste diversion requirements by keeping items out of the waste stream,” said Carolyn Anderson of Waste Management. “We are honored to support the city’s exemplary efforts to reduce waste and promote sustainability. Supporting this community yard sale is just another way of demonstrating our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve.”
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