Second Chance Week

Doesn't Your Stuff Deserve a Second Chance? 



Second Chance Week Black & White Graphic
In recognition of the many benefits of reuse, Morgan Hill, South County and Gilroy hold an annual "Second Chance Week" event in September. With the goal of putting more used stuff back into circulation and keeping it out of the landfills, "Second Chance Week" features a diverse range of innovative reuse, resale and repair activities. Past events have included:

  • The popular South County Community-Wide Garage Sale
  • Freecycle Day
  • Universal Waste Awareness Day
  • Donate Coats for Kids and Adults Day
  • 2nd Sight Day - donate used eyeglasses to the Lion's Club
  • Recycle Your Cycle Day - donate old bikes for reuse

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates on the next "Second Chance Week" or send us an email with your questions.


To find out where you can donate unwanted items at any time throughout the year, check out our Reduce Waste Through Reuse (PDF) brochure. Please note: This is a large file and may load slowly.

Here are some other resources that you may find useful:
Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste (operating schedule/make an online drop-off appointment)
Household Hazardous Waste Program (PDF) brochure
Freecycling (PDF) - where one person's trash is another's treasure!
How to Dispose of Electronic Waste (e-waste) (PDF)
Digital Green Global for E-Waste Recycling
Got unwanted books? Donate to the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library (PDF) or the Friends of the Gilroy Library (PDF)
Donating to Goodwill (PDF)
Donating to Hope Services (PDF)
Center for the Development of Recycling- A nifty tool to tell you where to recycle almost anything!
Recycling Centers in Gilroy
A & S Metals in Gilroy
Martin's  Recycling in Gilroy