WARETOWN, NJ – Generally speaking, yard sales are a win/win situation for both buyers and sellers. Good news for anyone disappointed that Ocean Township’s Annual Townwide Yard Sale was canceled.  Community leaders just rescheduled the popular event for July 25, 2020.

“This is a free event,” said Deputy Mayor Lydia Dodd. “Homeowners can register to have their addresses on a map. Alternatively, they can register to bring their items to the lake and recreation area.”

The Annual Townwide Yard Sale runs from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. With nearly six weeks to go, there is plenty of time for prospective sellers to consider recycling items no longer in use. Traditionally, the sale attracts hundreds of eager buyers from Waretown and neighboring communities.

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Some say that “one man’s trash is another’s treasure.”  No doubt collectors and bargain hunters will be out in full force and ready to negotiate.

Notably, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan executed an Administrative Order that specifically addresses yard sales amid the coronavirus crisis. The order says that “yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, and similar private sales" are permitted, subject to the requirements of two of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders.

Sales conducted inside are subject to the requirements on indoor gatherings. Municipalities also have the right to impose other requirements. To date, township officials have not announced additional restrictions.