When Jenny Lloyd moved from Seattle to the Yalecrest neighborhood she brought with her a vision for the ultimate reduce, reuse, recycle community event. Her own neighborhood had held a similar upcycle event that was the talk of the town, and she couldn’t wait to get it started in Salt Lake. Like all good things it took a bit of time, but on Saturday, May 13th, Jenny’s vision came to life.

Coined, “Shop, Share and Salvage Day,” this neighborhood event included over 60 Yalecrest-area yard sales. Yard sale proceeds benefited a variety of non-profit and charitable organizations ranging from girls camp fundraisers to the YMAD (Youth Making a Difference Worldwide). The Utah Recycling Alliance hosted a pop-up CHaRM (Collection of Hard-to Recycle Materials) at East High School for safe disposal of hazardous materials including household chemicals, batteries and pharmaceuticals. Paper shredding was provided free by Shred It. East High School Student and Family Services, Clever Octopus Reuse Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah had donation centers available for Yalecrest residents looking to share their spring-cleaning spoils.

Many thanks to Jenny Lloyd and all the members of the Yalecrest Neighborhood Council for their tireless and relentless hard work organizing and promoting this event. It was a delight to see residents meandering and mingling over yard-sale treasures and making our neighborhood, and earth, a greener, better place to live. We can’t wait for next year!