Second-hand Sunday is 27 August 2017

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Second-hand Sunday is 27 August 2017

A community recycling initiative, Second-hand Sunday, will be held later this month.

The initiative, organised by the Council’s Solid Waste section, has been running since 2014, offering Marlborough people a free and easy way to move their unwanted goods.

Solid Waste manager Alec McNeil says it’s a community opportunity which also serves to cut back on material going into the landfill.

Sunday 27 August is the next Second-hand Sunday. People may leave unwanted goods at their gates, allowing others to take them away for free.

Mr McNeil says the public is now fairly familiar with the concept and it seems to work well so long as the weather is fine.

Second-hand Sunday

Register your address in advance if you have goods to give away. Registered properties will be listed on the Council website advertisement for Second-Hand Sunday.

Put out a Second-Hand Sunday sign (grey leaflet from Council) at your letterbox on Sunday 27 August 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.

Remove the sign at 1.00 pm and pack up any leftover items. It's your responsibility to remove anything left behind. If you leave it outside your property boundary then you are in breach of the dumping rubbish bylaw.


Take items only from properties advertised and where the Second-Hand Sunday sign is displayed.

Don’t arrive before 10.00 am or after 1.00 pm.

Don’t enter the property; items should be at the front gate.

If you have uncollected goods you may wish to donate them to a charity shop or take them to the Re-use Shop or transfer station.

See the Transfer Station page of this website

See the Re-use Shop page of this website

To register

Call Council on 03 520 7400 before 1.00 pm on Friday 25 August, by email: or via our website.

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The information in this media statement was correct at time of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.