It’s good to be green in the city of West Hollywood. The city is sponsoring its annual “WehoGrnWknd” (West Hollywood Green Weekend) with two environmentally friendly events—the City-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 and the free Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Collection on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Blvd.
Don’t be a hoarder. Clean out your closets, clear out your clutter and pocket some cash in the process at this year’s City-Wide Yard Sale. The city is encouraging the buying, selling and donating of used items to raise awareness of the importance of reuse and keeping useful items out of landfills. You never know what you’ll find in a city like WeHo, so everyone is welcome to sell, browse and buy, because one man’s garbage can be another man’s missing accessory for the next best Halloween costume.
“Last Year’s City-Wide Yard Sale was such a great success, we are doing it again,” West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang stated in a city press release. “Register today and be a part of WehoGrnWknd,” he added.
The city will help participants promote their yard sale by listing the location and time on the city’s website. The same city regulations apply no differently than any yard sale happening within the city limits. Participants must register. Limited permits are granted, so register early.
The free Document Shredding and E-Waste Collection will help prevent identity theft by shredding documents, and will help protect the environment by collecting unwanted electronics such as televisions, computers, cell phones, stereos and so forth. Find a complete list of acceptable items at californiarecycles.com
For more information regarding WehoGrnWknd, contact the city’s Office of Environmental Services at (323) 848-6404 or visit weho.org/wehogrnwknd
.What do you think about a citywide estate sale in West Hollywood?
“I think it’s great. I love yard sales. You can always find the weirdest things. You’re essentially meeting your neighbors, which you don’t always get to do, and you’re getting an insight into their lives. Reusing and recycling is also cheaper, and it’s fun.” —Colin Deane Patrick
“This is great for the community. We can all get together and get to know one another. You can learn a lot about a person when you purchase something personal from them. Also, getting rid of something old allows something new to come into your life, so let’s do this.” —Schuron Womack
“While I think it sounds like a great idea, this event could also turn into leave your old couch out on the sidewalk day. One man’s trash is sometimes just more trash left behind on another man’s lawn.” —John T. Stapleton