The quarterly event, the brainchild of the Gulfport Neighbors, offers people a way to rid their homes, garages and yards of large items that would otherwise cost them at least $17 to have the city collect curbside. Unlike curbside collection, usable items get a second chance at a new life at a donation table before going into the trash.
Much More Than Trash
Although rainstorms assaulted the quarterly Junk in the Trunk bulk item amnesty day at the Gulfport 49th Street Neighborhood Center, the plants – including the 25 crepe myrtles available – loved the showers. As the rains died, and even as the storms raged, people came by to check out the donations, drop off unwanted items of their own, or trade a sack of canned goods for a crepe myrtle.