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October
2018
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Australia/Melbourne

Jump on board the garage sale trail and grab a bargain

Have you registered for the Garage Sale Trail?

The countdown is on to the nation-wide event on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21.

There's still time to get your unwanted items together and register for a sale at garagesaletrail.com.au

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

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 grassroots 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 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.