An upcoming event will help Bexley residents do a little spring cleaning: the second annual Community Yard Sale and Freecycle Event May 2.

An upcoming event will help Bexley residents do a little spring cleaning: the second annual Community Yard Sale and Freecycle Event May 2.

The event allows residents a once-a-year opportunity to host yard sales in their front yards and recycle unwanted items at the end of the day, Mayor Ben Kessler said.

"It's a gigantic yard sale for all of Bexley," he said.

The Community Yard Sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2, allowing any resident who registers with City Hall to host a yard sale. The Freecycle portion of the event will run from 1 to 5 p.m., when residents may leave unwanted items labeled "Freecycle" between their sidewalks and curbs.

"The feedback from last year's event was overwhelmingly positive," Bexley City Councilwoman Deneese Owen, who organized the event, said in a news release. "We are excited to be hosting this event again to give residents an opportunity to reuse and recycle unwanted household items in a convenient and community-oriented way."

Participation in the Community Yard Sale and Freecycle is free for residents. But a new feature this year enables registrants to purchase yard signs advertising yard sales for $5 each through City Hall. Yard signs are now available for purchase at City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.

Police will be on patrol throughout the event to ensure safety, Kessler said.