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Second Hand Sunday is back!

Second Hand Sunday is back!

Due to popular demand, Second Hand Sunday is back on Sunday 28 September from 10am to 1pm, and registrations are now open.

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council trialled the event in June as a practical way for people to pass on items that would otherwise end up going to landfill.

More than 145 households took part and 93% of respondents in a post-event survey said they would happily do it again. On average, 80% of items put out were taken on the day.

People taking part in Second Hand Sunday simply leave unwanted items on their driveway for others to collect and take away.

Please note the time has changed slightly for the September event, as some people were keen to fossick beyond the midday finish last time. The event is also taking place across the Nelson Tasman region (not just in Nelson, Stoke and Richmond).

How it works:

Register online at nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz using search phrase: Second Hand Sunday. We will publicise the list of households taking part on the website and in local newspapers (register before 5pm, Monday 22 September to make the paper).

On the day (Sunday 28 September):

Put items to give away on your driveway ready for the 10am start time. When you register, you will be able to download and print a letterbox poster from the website. You can also pick up a poster from the Customer Service Centre. Put this up on your letterbox so everyone knows you are taking part in Second Hand Sunday. Anyone looking for items will be able to download the list of households involved and take part in their very own treasure hunt. If you have anything left at the end of the morning (and we hope you won’t), then bring it back inside as it is still your responsibility.

For more detailed information, visit nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz.


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