26 September, 2023

Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff is back

SOMERSET Regional Council has once again partnered with Garage Sale Trail, which supports and promotes garage sales around the country over two weekends in November.

Garage sale trail supports the circular economy while reducing landfill.
Garage sale trail supports the circular economy while reducing landfill.

In 2022, 300,000 Australians participated in the nationwide garage sale bonanza that supports the principles of reuse and recycle, extending the life of over 3 million kg of “stuff” and saving it from landfill.

Councillor Kylee Isidro said selling or shopping at garage sales was a fun and simple way to help reduce our carbon footprint.

“Garage Sale Trail helps neighbours connect, make some money and keep items that still have life left in them out of landfill,” she said.

“The program offers free registration, how-to guides, promotional resources and even touch-free PayPal QR code payments. It’s an eco-friendly way to make garage sales easy for sellers over two weekends in November.”

Before the sale weekends there will be a series of free online talks featuring an all star cast of experts and familiar faces sharing their sustainable living tips that are kind on both planet and pocket.

Featuring presenters Barry du Bois and Veronica Milsom alongside experts in second-hand selling, styling and the circular economy, Trail Tutorials are hosted online and are free to attend.

Coordinated garage sales across Australia will take place on November 11-12 and 18-19, offering people the chance to turn stash into cash in an eco-friendly way.

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