MADISON, NJ - If you’re attic is full of old baby gear, your kitchen has too much clutter and your kids’ rooms are overrun with toys, October 13 is the day to hold a yard sale. The Last day to sign up is Thursday October 11 by 12 noon. 

The Madison Environmental Commission is sponsoring a town-wide yard sale from 9am to 1pm on Saturday October 13.

“We’re encouraging residents to hold individual sales on the same date,” says Claire Whitcomb, Madison Environmental Commission chair. “We’re working with TapIntoMadison to publicize the sale in neighboring towns to maximize exposure.”

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Residences can click here to list their yard sale for a $10 fee. TapIntoMadison will publish the addresses and a map several days before the sale.  

To advertise your yard sale visit www.tapintomadison.net CREATE AN ACCOUNT or SIGN IN then SUMBIT CONTENT, EVENT LISTING, NON PROFIT $10 and type in MADISON for the location.  

“It’s great to see Madison building on the success of the Town Swap that was this spring,” said Carmela Vitale, Council Member. “October 13 town-wide yard sale will continue the momentum and help make Madison green.”

The town-wide yard sale is intended to be a zero-waste event. The Environmental commission is hoping that“ residents will arrange for their leftovers to be picked up by local nonprofits,” said Whitcomb.

Nonprofits that offer home pickups include the Vietnam Veterans of America, www.vva.org, who will pick up clothing, shoes, household items, toys, books, bikes, small appliances, tools, bedding, draperies, curtains, electronics, jewelry and cosmetics. Market Street Mission, www.marketstreet.org, has a thrift store and pick up service that accepts furniture, bedding, clothes, household items, cars and trucks. Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, www.morrisrestore.org/donate. ReStore accepts antiques, furniture, flooring, brand new plumbing, painting supplies, doors and more.

“The goal of a town-wide yard sale is to reduce consumption, encourage reuse and get to know our neighbors,” says Whitcomb. “And have fun in the process.”

Questions? Write to MEC@rosenet.org.