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Second Hand Sunday extends to Motueka

September 1st, 2014
[TDC press release]

After a successful trial in June, Second Hand Sunday returns to the Nelson and Tasman districts and this time includes Motueka residences.

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

The event will take place on Sunday 28th September from 10am to 1pm, and registrations are now open.

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council trialled the event 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.

To take part, a residence must register online at tasman.govt.nz using search phrase: "Second Hand Sunday". Councils will publicise the list of households taking part on the website and in local newspapers. (You must register before 5pm, Monday 22 September to make the paper.)

On the day (Sunday 28th September), registered people put items to give away on their 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.

 



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