Second Chance Week

Thank You to All 2nd Chance Week Participants!

Our 21st annual 2nd Chance Week was a success! Here are some statistics on how Morgan Hill and Gilroy did this year:

  • Over 300 garage sale locations
  • 600+ eyeglasses donated
  • 100+ coats donated
  • 56 bikes donated

Thank you for keeping materials out of the landfill and giving them a new home!

Doesn't Your Stuff Deserve a Second Chance?

Second Chance Week Black & White Graphic 5In recognition of the many benefits of reuse, Morgan Hill, South County, and Gilroy hold their annual "Second Chance Week" each September.

With the goal of putting more used stuff back into circulation and keeping materials out of the landfill, "Second Chance Week" features a diverse range of innovative Reuse, Resale, and Repair activities. Events include:

  • The popular South County Garage Sale
  • Universal Waste Awareness Day
  • Trash Nothing Day
  • Donate Coats for Kids and Adults Day
  • 2nd Sight Day - donate used eyeglasses to the Lion's Club
  • Recycle Your Cycle Day - donate unwanted bikes for reuse

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back in August 2024 to see next year's scheduled activities or send us an email with your questions. For more information, visit our FAQ (PDF) page.

To find out where you can donate unwanted items at any time throughout the year, check out our Reduce Waste Through Reuse (PDF) brochure.

Here are some other resources that you may find useful: