A great way to be green - hold a yard sale! You recycle items and provide a little extra cash in your pocket, which helps our economy as it is spent. There are a few things you need to remember about yard/garage sales. Before you put up those signs promoting your event, you need to get a permit from the city offices. No signs are allowed on trees or utility poles (Sec 26.01.015 and .017 of the UDC). Garage Sale, Yard Sale, and Open House signs shall be installed only during the day of the event, during daylight hours, and the maximum area shall not exceed six (6) square feet (Sec. 26.06.070). So, go to the city offices for your permit, get out early and put up those signs on sticks in yards, and take a few minutes to remove them at the end of the day. It isn’t hard for the city to find you (your address is on the sign) and fine you for noncompliance.
When you clean up after your sale, please remember Good Samaritan does not want your yard sale rejects. Put them in the Medina Children’s Home collection sites about town. The volunteers at Good Samaritan have to sort through the stuff and anything not in near perfect condition goes to Medina Children’s Home.