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August
2018
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04:13
Australia/Melbourne

Hit the Garage Sale Trail and save

Households, schools and community groups from the Halve Waste Councils (Albury, Wodonga, Indigo, Federation, Greater Hume and Towong) will be part of the national 2018 Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21.

A multi-award-winning community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail is powered by more than 140 local councils nation-wide. It is expected that this year’s event will involve more Australians than ever before, who will choose to reuse at more than 15,000 garage sale events across the country.

In Albury-Wodonga, sales are expected to be held at more than 150 homes and businesses. Across the Halve Waste region, about 300 garage sales are expected to be held.

AlburyCity councillor David Thurley said the trail offered a fun and creative way for the Halve Waste councils to encourage reuse and educate the community about why we all need to take responsibility for the waste we generate.

“We're really pleased to be involved in this grass roots event that like the reuse movement is growing year on year,” he said.

Wodonga councillor John Watson said having all the Halve Waste Councils participating in this year’s Garage Sale Trail as Wodonga enters its fourth year is a reflection of the region’s commitment to reducing the amount of waste to landfill.

“Garage Sale Trail also provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community whilst decluttering and raising money for yourself or local causes,” he said.

Last year:

  • The average household sale made $370 on the day;
  • Participants connected with 50 local people; and,
  • Redistributed 250kgs of goods.

“We ask sellers to name their sale which is a bit of fun and adds a little colour to their garage sale event,"  Garage Sale Trail co-founder Darryl Nichols said.

“Some past examples include, ‘The Almost Deceased Estate’, ‘It’s a Divorce’, ‘Garage Sale of the Century’ and ‘The Only Lionel Vinyl Sale’.”

Host a sale or shop the trail at garagesaletrail.com.au