Second-Hand Sunday


August Weather Event 2022

Information relating to the recent weather event in Marlborough

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Second-Hand Sunday

Please note that this event will only take place if Marlborough is at the Orange level of the Covid-19 Protection Framework or below.

Check protection level information on the COVID-19 government website

When is the next event?

Second-Hand Sunday has been suspended until September 2022.

Instead, if you have unwanted household goods that would benefit from finding a new home or, you are looking for unwanted goods, then take a look at a trial project that Council is running.

Go to the Collection and Repurposing of Unwanted Household Goods project page

What is Second-Hand Sunday?

Second-Hand Sunday is a chance to give away household items you no longer want. You can also collect items you want from others for free.

What items you can put out

You can put out any items except food and dangerous goods (chemicals, faulty electrical equipment, firearms) and definitely no rubbish.

What you need to do

  • Put the sign (grey leaflet) on your letterbox so people know you have items to give away
  • Put the items together in a neat pile, either at your letterbox or next to your driveway
  • At 1.00 pm remove the sign and pack up any items not taken
  • It's your responsibility to remove anything not taken. If you leave it outside your property boundary then you are in breach of the dumping rubbish bylaw

Tips for collectors of Second-Hand Sunday stuff

  • Only take items from properties advertised and where the Second-Hand Sunday sign is displayed
  • Only collect between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm - no earlier
  • Do not enter the property; the items should be at the front gate
  • We recommend that you check anything you collect to make sure it's safe

A Smart Map link will be provided showing properties participating in Second-Hand Sunday.

What to do with the leftover stuff

After 1.00 pm you must take the items back inside your property.

If you want to get rid of them, go to the Re-use Shop or a transfer station.

See the Re-use Shop

See transfer stations